This course is intended for students exploring the actuarial career and is designed to prepare students for the Actuarial Exam 1/P, administered by the SOA (Society of Actuaries) and CAS (Casualty Actuarial Society). This course will cover the topics listed in the exam syllabus provided by the SOA, including general probability, univariate and multivariate probability distributions, moment generating functions, and more. It is recommended, but not required, that students are familiar with the material in Math 53 and Stat 134.
There will be weekly homework assignments, five in-class quizzes, and two exams. All homework and test questions are multiple choice and are similar to the questions one would see on the actual Exam 1/P. Attendance is not mandatory, and the course will have a Piazza page so that students have access to worksheets, homework, and study materials.