Are you interested in:

  • Playing games and puzzles
  • Wanting to know why and how things work
  • Persisting to get an answer or the “right” answer
  • Analyzing and solving problems
  • Thinking logically
  • Working collaboratively
  • Advancing science and/or technology

Mathematics majors develop professional skills such as formulation of problem statements, logical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving and diagnosis, persistence, analytical and quantitative abilities, precision and articulateness in written and oral communication. Math majors are desirable to virtually all employers for their way of thinking and their natural versatility and adaptability – we have the ability to be taught “any” job-specific skills needed!

Types of jobs:

  • Actuary
  • Analyst
  • College or university faculty member
  • Consultant
  • Learning center staff member
  • Mathematician
  • Modeler
  • Researcher
  • School administrator
  • Operations research
  • Statistician
  • teacher: elementary, middle, or high school teacher

Attend graduate school for:

  • Analytics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Computational science
  • Materials science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics education
  • Public health

Options for the major:

  • B.A.or B.S. in mathematics leads to careers in industry, government, or education
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest and/or complete elementary/middle/high school teacher licensure requirements
  • Experiential opportunities
    • Canady Math and Computer Science Club
    • Pi Mu Epsilon
    • Undergraduate research
    • Tutor at the learning center
    • Mathematical Contest in Modeling
    • Targeted recruiting events with local companies
    • Summer internships
    • Summer programs for women in math
    • Research experiences for undergraduates
    • Study abroad/study away

Professional associations:

Career outlook:

Operations research analysts
Elementary school teacher
Middle school teacher
High school teacher

Additional information:

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