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Career Options

Mathematics Major

Career Options

In addition to academic and teaching opportunities, graduates with mathematics degrees work in the private and public sector in such areas as insurance, banking, finance, information technology, engineering, urban planning and policy, the aerospace industry, and consulting.  According to the American Mathematical Society (AMS), 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, technology, and engineering. Learn more about careers in mathematics from the AMS, from Nortwestern University Career Advancement (NCA), and from WeUseMath.org.

The SPS Student Services team is invested in preparing adult students to apply their Northwestern education to their next step of professional success. Bachelor’s degree students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisers, who are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice. 

A range of career resources is available from SPS Student Services, and undergraduate SPS students also use advising, programming, and resources from Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the comprehensive career services office at the Evanston campus.

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