Mathematics

Mathematics Career Outlook

A program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a mathematics or actuarial science major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.

Skills

As a mathematics major, students may develop or advance skills including analytical skills, creative problem-solving approaches, persistence, and the ability to logically communicate complex ideas. As an actuarial science major, students may develop or advance high-end math skills, technical skills in finance, effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work well in groups or teams.

Positions

Graduates with a degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science can work as an Actuary, Biostatistician, Market Research Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Quality Assurance, Statistician, Risk Management, Trust Management, Commercial Lending

Areas

Graduates with a degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science can work within the following areas: state and local government, insurance, banking and finance, buying and purchasing, research, and consulting.

Employers

Graduates with a degree in mathematics or actuarial science can work for insurance companies, banks, government agencies, schools and universities, consulting firms, or corporations.

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.