Our majors are not tied to a particular career. They develop qualities that appeal to a wide range of employers, such as quantitative reasoning, problem-solving, and strong work ethic. These are some recent example of career paths of our majors.
- Graduate school: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematical / Quantitative Finance, Physics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Medicine.
- Software industry: Google, Microsoft, GE Software, Boston Technologies, Wolverine Trading, other trading platform development. Usually after M.S. degree, or directly if double majoring in Computer Science.
- Education: teaching or developing educational materials.
- Actuarial careers: Sun Life Financial, National Life Group, Deloitte Consulting, Conrad Siegel Actuaries.
- Other financial services: Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, OppenheimerFunds, Putnam Investments, Nomura Securities), after M.S. or directly if double majoring in Economics or Finance.
- Other: forensics, government agencies (security-related), engineering.
(For more details, see the alumni list).
Some majors/minors that complement the study of mathematics and expand the range of career opportunities are Computer Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Information Management & Technology, Mathematics Education, and Sports Analytics.
Career-Focused Presentations by our Alumni
- Careers in Finance by Tessa Xie
- Summer of Quantitative Analysis by Craig Allen
- Graduate Studies in Biostatistics by Kevin Donovan
Career Information for Math Majors
- What can I do with this major?
- Careers in Mathematics and Careers for numbers people from Learn How to Become.
- We Use Math
- Be An Actuary
- Math Careers from MAA
- Math Careers from AMS
- Math Careers from SIAM