The Mathematical Sciences program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry, and government. The program also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in mathematics or related disciplines. The various options and concentrations within the program provide preparation for careers in actuarial science, management science/operations research, secondary education, or statistics.
According to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in occupations that require at least a bachelor’s degree in mathematics is expected to grow faster than employment in other sectors of the American labor market. The fastest growth demand is projected in computer-related occupations at a rate of more than 100 percent. The demand for secondary math school teachers represents the second largest area of demand and is projected to increase by 22 percent. Insurance, securities, real estate, and business service occupations are projected to add more than 100,000 jobs, yielding an employment growth rate of 17 percent. The need for top-level administrators and managers with a background in mathematics is also anticipated to realize a 17 percent growth rate.