Opportunities for Mathematics Majors

The college graduate with a bachelor's degree in mathematics can qualify for a broad range of highly paid positions in business, industry, government, and teaching. The study of mathematics will have provided you with specific knowledge that you may build on, e.g. techniques in applied mathematics or statistical methods. All courses, however, involve problem-solving skills. Employers understand that mathematics graduates can handle intellectually difficult problems and that this ability can be transferred to the work environment. Other skills include thinking logically and quantitatively, numeracy, analysing information and, more generally, planning your work, time management, meeting deadlines, presenting your work and writing reports.