What Can You Do With a Major in Mathematics?

Mathematics major careers and jobs

What can you do with a major in math? It's up to you. Worldwide dependence upon statistical analysis and predictive modeling has created a hot market for math grads, and our graduates typically work in engineering, consulting, insurance (as actuaries), medicine, computer programming, education and the creative arts. Marquette's major in math can also be tailored to fit an individual's interest. Some students choose to concentrate on subjects with immediate applications such as courses that help prepare them for an actuarial career and mathematical modeling. Others choose to pursue more a more “pure” curriculum by taking classes such as abstract algebra, topology or geometry. Others are interested in preparing to teach mathematics at the primary or secondary level. In any case, the curriculum is designed to provide the technical skills for growth in the discipline.

Jobs for mathematics majors

Job prospects vary by field, but there is no doubt: Math majors are in demand. Jobs for mathematicians are expected to increase by 22 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional resources for careers in mathematics and for graduate degrees in data science.