Mathematics is the language of science and technology, and it provides methods for analyzing and solving problems. Mathematics also plays a role in business, the arts, and the social sciences. Students can combine Mathematics with another major or minor, including Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Geology or Economics, to gain a broader range of skills. Mathematical training may lead to co-ops, internships and careers in applied research, mathematical research, teaching, or industry.

Concentrations: Pure Math, Applied Math, Actuarial Science, Math Education

Job Titles

Accountant*Insurance Underwriter
ActuaryMarket Researcher
Artificial intelligence Researcher*Math Professor*
Bioinformatics Researcher*Math Teacher
Biostatistician*Mathematician
Data MinerQuality Assurance Analyst
Economist*Statistician
Financial AnalystTechnical Writer

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but also on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Armed ServicesPublic and Private Schools
Banks/Investment FirmsResearch institutes
Colleges and UniversitiesState/Federal Government
Engineering FirmsTechnical Journals
Insurance AgenciesUtility Companies
Market Research Firms

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Actuarial Intern
  • Analyst Intern (Business, Financial, Sales)
  • Research Assistant
  • Assistant Teacher

To search for internship opportunities, log in to NUcareers, Career Development’s online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

For more information, please visit the College of Science website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may search this website for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.