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:
- Reasoning and proving
- 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
- Account Administrator
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Actuarial Associate
- Application Developer
- Assistant Underwriter
- Associate Scientist
- Client Services Associate
- Clinical Research Coordinator
- Data Scientist
- Game Designer
- Financial Advisor
- Mathematics Teacher
- Project Associate
- Pricing Analyst
- Product Manager
- Quantitative Strategies Analyst
- Risk Management Advisor
- Sales Assistant
- Software Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Teaching Fellow
- Web Developer
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Information Technology
- Research and Development
- Software Development
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.
More Career Development Resources
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:
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.
- 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.