Actuarial Science is a joint program of Mathematics and Statistics that emphasizes Economics and Management coursework. Students can prepare for six or seven of the nine course exams required to become an actuary and also will be eligible for all three VEEs (Validation by Educational Experience) upon successful completion of all required and recommended courses. While majoring in actuarial science or math in college will benefit someone wanting to be an actuary, you are not required to major in these fields to be an actuary. It is the ability to pass actuarial exams that determines if one is eligible to enter the profession.

Actuarial Science Program The Department of Applied Probability and Statistics at UCSB hosts an exceptional Actuarial Program, the only one of its kind in California and only one of two on the entire USA West Coast. Best Colleges with Actuarial Science Degrees in the U.S. Actuaries work mainly in the insurance industry however, there are positions in private corporations, banks, labor unions, colleges and universities, and with government.