Consider a Career in Math

Mathematics

Our bachelor's degree in mathematics provides our students with analytical and logical training necessary for many diverse professions. You will find that your skills in quantitative reasoning are in wide demand, needed for many different career positions, very few of which have “mathematics” in the job title.

Approximately 50 percent of mathematics specialists find employment in industry, with the federal government, or in public administration. Industry opportunities for trained mathematicians are many and varied. They include:

  • Operations research
  • Math modeling
  • Actuarial science and data analysis.

Computer programming generates a wealth of mathematical problems, in logic, combinatorics, number theory, algebra, differential equations, and numerical analysis
Mathematics majors are frequently accepted into professional schools: medical, law, along with graduate programs in: mathematics, physics, economics, business, education, statistics and computer science. Preparation in these graduate programs may lead to careers in academia or in business, industry or government sectors.

Additionally, students who combine an undergraduate degree in mathematics with graduate work in education, qualify for high-school teaching positions.

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Actuarial Science

Actuarial Scientists evaluate the likelihood of future events, design creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events, and decrease the impact of undesirable events that do occur. This profession finds ways to manage risk by a combination of strong analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behavior to manage today's complex risks facing society.

Actuarial Scientists play key roles on management teams of companies that deal with risk. In a fast-changing world, with constant, emerging risks and an escalating need for more creative ways to tackle them, there are unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Graduates are needed and find positions in many different industries.
  • Insurance: To calculate costs and determine premiums for policyholders.
  • Private Corporations: Your risk-evaluation skills frame strategic management decisions. Since your judgement is highly valued, career paths often lead to upper management and executive positions.
  • Government: You help manage governmental programs and oversee public companies to ensure compliance with regulatory laws.
  • You will find a variety of positions at Colleges and Universities, Banks and Investment Firms, Public Accounting Firms, Labor Unions, and Rating Bureaus. Plus, it is difficult to anticipate what new positions that a fast-changing world may open up.

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