Career and Graduate Study Information

The major in mathematics builds a strong foundation for a wide range of careers. On one hand, it offers excellent preparation for fields that rely heavily on mathematics, such as applied mathematics, accounting, math teaching, actuarial work, engineering, and science. But because the study of math develops such strong skills of reasoning and analysis, it's not uncommon for math majors to find success in business, law, government, communications, and other fields as well.

Career and Graduate School Paths of Recent Graduates


  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Pension Consultant, Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Cost Analyst, U.S. Air Force
  • Cryptographer, National Security Agency
  • Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • English Teacher
  • Marketing Research Analyst, GEICO
  • Mathematics Teacher (several)
  • Research Assistant, FDIC
  • Tutor, Western Arctic Leadership Program

Graduate Schools

  • North Carolina State University, PhD in Mathematics
  • Rutgers University, Master's in Mathematics
  • Wake Forest University, Master's in Mathematics
  • University of Virginia, PhD in Quantitative Psychology
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.S. in Land Resources
  • University of Michigan, PhD in Physics
  • Wake Forest University, Master's in Education
  • University of North Carolina, PhD in Biostatistics
  • MIT, PhD in Chemistry
  • Rutgers University, PhD in Chemistry
  • Duke University, Master's in Computer Science
  • Villanova University, Master's in Statistics