Originally Posted by Nicholasng925
Hello! Some questions that I have to ask before giving you advice, how deep is your interest on Mathematics and Actuarial Science? To what extent that you know about Actuarial Science, and how dedicated are you to be a qualified actuary?
It's true that Economics gives you an upper advantage should you really go for Actuarial Science. Chemistry, in my opinion, is not that relevant to Actuarial Science, and in fact, not relevant at all. Not that I'm discouraging you to take Chemistry, but if you really think you should choose your subject based on your interest, go for it. My friend did Maths, FM, Physics and Chemistry, and now he's going to the same university with me to read Actuarial Science. But thing is, he doesn't know anything about Economics.
Again it might sound insignificant as the economic theories and stuffs would be taught again in the university but it's always good to learn something earlier, no? In the end it boils down to you.
Well, I would say I enjoy Mathematics the solving, the brain smashing and all that comes with it. Discovering that Actuarial Science is related to probability and calculating risk and so on...I began making that an option as well..though making a decision on that basis sounds a bit too childish...but i was keen on having some sort of direction
I was also looking into a degree in Mathematics as it would give me a wider option of careers as compared to one in Actuarial Science (of what I have looked up la)(pls correct me if Im wrong)
I have looked up on Actuarial Science, the field and the exams and so on...but how dedicated am I to go all the way...havent reached there yet....still in the -figuring out- process....
Yes I understand where you're going with the Economics and all...but would it be weird if someone who is keen on the actuarial field but is not so in Economics?
About Chemistry...choosing it would also widen my options in a different way later on wont it....not that I have anything in mind currently
Thanks you so much for you input... I will see how Econs goes...
Originally Posted by Sillyboy
Go with what you like and most importantly, what you think you can do well in. I did Economics A levels but unfortunately, I have forgotten most of it now. I have friends who are actuarial trainees now and they didn't mention anything about Economics being useful at all. The most important aspect is still Mathematics, particularly probability and statistics so don't worry about the Economics bit of it.
Thanks for the advice! I will go with what I can do well in...but have yet to start Econs so will have to see
Thanks a lot again!