When you search the VEE directory for approved courses on the SOA website, please look for the page “State University of New York - Binghamton” instead of “Binghamton University”.
The actuarial societies allow to have requirements to be validated by educational experience. There are three subjects in VEE requirements:
There will be changes the VEE requirements, starting July 1, 2018. See https://www.soa.org/Education/General-Info/2016-vee-requirements.aspx. In particular, VEE Applied Statistics will end (it will become a full exam,) and VEE Mathematical Statistics will take its place. There will also be some changes to VEE Corporate Finance.
Currently the following series of Binghamton courses can be used to satisfy VEE requirements. The updated information can be checked at VEE Directory of Approved Courses and Alternate Options.
Part of the previous VEE on Applied Statistical Methods has been evolved to an independent full exam, named Statistics for Risk Modeling. A student may prepare for this exam by taking MATH 455, 457 and 458.
If a student cannot get enough VEE credits while in college, he/she can use standardized examinations or other educational experiences to get the credits. A list of accepted approaches is on the SOA website, such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exams, Global Association of Risk Professions (GARP) FRM Exam, online courses and so on.
Students should be reminded that the most important factor for being hired as an actuary in an entry level position is to pass the first two actuarial exams (P/1 and FM/2). Taking courses to fulfill the VEE requirements should not be placed at a first priority.