Mathematics

Career Options

The major in mathematics offers a range of courses that address its diverse applications. In addition to academic and teaching opportunities, graduates with mathematics degrees work in the private and public sector in such areas as insurance, information technology, engineering, urban planning and policy, the aerospace industry and consulting. According to the American Mathematical Society, while mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers, other jobs utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications  and engineering. Learn more about careers in mathematics from the AMS, and from WeUseMath.org.