Actuarial Courses at UCLA

Build yourself a solid foundation. UCLA offers courses which aim to give students a strong background in the topics tested in the associate level exams of the SOA and CAS. Students are still expected however, to dedicate a significant amount of time outside of these courses to study for the respective exam, as UCLA course and SOA/CAS exam syllabi are not identical.

To fulfill VEE credits, students must take one of the course tracks under each category. Visit our page on exams to learn more about VEEs and Exams.

  • SOA P/CAS 1

    • Mathematics 170A: Probability Theory
    • Mathematics 170B: Probability Theory
    • Statistics 100A: Introduction to Probability

    SOA FM/CAS 2

    • Mathematics 172A: Introduction to Financial Mathematics


    • Mathematics 172B: Actuarial Models I
    • Mathematics 172C: Actuarial Models II

    CAS ST

    • Mathematics 171: Stochastic Processes
    • Statistics 100B: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics


    • Mathematics 174A: Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Students
    • Mathematics 174E: Financial Mathematics for Mathematics/Economics Students
    • Statistics C183/C283: Statistical Models in Finance

    SOA C/CAS 4

    • Math 173A
    • Math 173B
  • VEE: Economics

    • Macroeconomics:
    • Economics 2: Principles of Economics OR
    • Economics 102: Macroeconomic Theory
    • Microeconomics:
    • Economics 1: Principles of Economics OR
    • Economics 11: Microeconomic Theory OR
    • Economics 101: Microeconomic Theory

    VEE: Corporate Finance

    • Management 130A and 120AB: Managerial and Intermediate Financial Accounting OR
    • Economics 106F and 106V: Finance and Investments

    VEE: Applied Statistics

    • Regression:
    • Economics 103: Introduction to Econometrics OR
    • Statistics 100C: Linear Models
    • Time Series:
    • Statistics 170: Introduction to Time-Series Analysis OR
    • Economics 144: Economic Forecasting *Must petition SOA/CAS for credit