Mathematics

What Can I Do With a Major in Math?

Mathematics is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education, and offers a launching point to a variety of careers, typically focused on quantitative and analytical skills and offers a broad range of career options, ranging from academic, to technical to research. 


Related Careers

  • Teaching:  K-12 mathematics teachers are in high demand around the country, and the need is growing.  More information and trends can be found on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics web site.
  • Actuarial Science: Insurance and finance companies hire actuaries to utilize math and statistical models to assess risk, and predict trends.
  • Computer Science: Math majors are in high demand among technology companies, who seek critical thinkers who are systematized, accurate and logical.
  • Biomathematics/Biostatistics: Mathematical biology or biomathematics models natural and biological processes in areas such as cellular neurobiology, epidemic modeling, and population genetics.
  • Cryptography: Cryptography, a practice used to uncover hidden information, is now at the intersection of mathematics and computer science. Cryptographers are hired by government agencies, as well as corporations, to help manage and maintain security of all kinds of data.
  • Finance:  Mathematicians are in demand in financial fields ranging from investment banking, insurance, corporate finance and government research to build financial models to help explain and predict the behavior of financial markets.

Internships

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Choate Rosemary Hall School, Mathematics Teaching Intern
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Barclays, Investment Banking Summer Analyst
  • Liberty Mutual, Catastrophe Management Analyst Intern
  • Westfield Capital Management, Marketing and Client Service Intern
  • ITT Industries, Finance Intern
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Western Maine Economic Development Council
  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Green Youth Farms Intern
  • Environmental Finance Center