Undergraduate Careers

Mathematics is one of the highest-earning and most flexible college majors, offering you endless possibilities for career advancement. Mathematicians help organizations by applying mathematical theories and techniques to solve practical problems.

What Can I Do With a Math Degree?

The Department of Mathematics offers several majors in mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, mathematics-physics, and mathematics statistics. These options give you the flexibility to customize your education to your specific interests.

UConn math majors and minors take courses and get involved with internships, research, and other hands-on experiences. Through these activities, our students become skilled analysts and develop traits that are highly desirable to employers.

No matter which major you choose, you’ll be able to pursue a wide variety of careers in almost any industry you can imagine.

In other words – your major doesn’t predetermine your career path; the possibilities are endless!

UConn’s mathematics curriculum is designed to give you practical skills that all employers value, including:

  • Problem-solving
  • Reasoning and proving
  • Reflecting
  • Connecting
  • Communicating
  • Representing
  • Selecting tools and strategies

Where Our Alumni Work

A degree from the Department of Mathematics prepares you to work in a variety of industries and professional roles. As you are exploring career options in mathematics, it can be helpful to investigate a variety of common industries and job titles that mathematics graduates pursue and incorporate them into your search. Some examples include:

Common Job Titles

  1. Account Administrator
  2. Accounts Payable Specialist
  3. Actuarial Associate
  4. Application Developer
  5. Assistant Underwriter
  6. Associate Scientist
  7. Client Services Associate
  8. Clinical Research Coordinator
  9. Data Scientist
  10. Game Designer
  11. Financial Advisor
  12. Mathematics Teacher
  13. Professor
  14. Programmer
  15. Project Associate
  16. Pricing Analyst
  17. Product Manager
  18. Quantitative Strategies Analyst
  19. Researcher
  20. Risk Management Advisor
  21. Sales Assistant
  22. Software Engineer
  23. Systems Engineer
  24. Teaching Fellow
  25. Web Developer

Common Industries

  1. Accounting
  2. Banking
  3. Computer Science
  4. Data Analytics
  5. Data Science
  6. Economics
  7. Education
  8. Engineering
  9. Finance
  10. Government
  11. Healthcare
  12. Information Technology
  13. Insurance
  14. Law
  15. Operations
  16. Research and Development
  17. Sales
  18. Software Development
  19. Sports
  20. Underwriting

Plan Your Career

UConn's Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The Center offers:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more.
  • Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students.
  • In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success.


Explore CLAS Career Resources

More Career Development Resources

Career Events

The Department of Mathematics hosts events highlighting career opportunities available to mathematics professionals. Find out about upcoming events and check out recordings of previous events below:

Prepare for Graduate School

Students should weigh many factors before they decide to apply for graduate school. Our graduate education page outlines the different graduate programs offered by the Department of Mathematics. You can also meet with an advisor to discuss graduate school options.

Connect with Alumni

Connecting with UConn alumni is one of the most valuable ways to learn and get advice about your career options. HuskyLink consists of alumni and friends of UConn who have volunteered to give back to current students by sharing their stories and advice.

External Resources

  • American Mathematical Society offers information on mathematics professions, job postings, continuing education, workshops, seminars, and professional development opportuAmerican Statistical Association Career Centernities.
  • What Can I Do With This Major is a website that provides typical career areas and types of employers that hire statistics students, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
  • Careers for Math Majors is a website that provides information on mathematics professions, annual salary for math careers, skills gained with a math major, math career path and how to start a career in mathematics.
  • Mathematics Stack Exchange is the world’s largest Q&A network, and the Mathematics community of this network is considered to be one of the most reliable resources for mathematics-related information.