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Academic Information: -  top

What is Mathematics? top

Mathematics is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. It is a body of related courses concerned with knowledge of measurement, properties, and relations quantities, which can include theoretical or applied studies of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus.

Mathematicians have an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in such diverse fields as medicine, management, economics, government, physics, and psychology.

Career Information  -  top

Possible/Typical Job Titles -  top


  • Aerospace engineer*
  • Artificial intelligence developer*
  • Research scientist*
  • Physicist*
  • Electrical engineer*
  • Mathematical technician
  • Statistician


  • Professor*
  • Mathematician
  • Nuclear engineer*
  • Special librarian*
  • Planetary scientist
  • Teacher
  • Demographer
  • Economist*
  • Information Scientist
  • Market Researcher
  • Mathematician
  • Numberical Analyst
  • Operations Researcher
  • Product Analyst
  • Professor
  • Research Technician
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher


  • Technical writer
  • Computer engineer*
  • Computer programmer
  • System support representative
  • Information specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Operations/systems researcher


  • Sales, technical equipment
  • Metallurgical and materials engineer*
  • Energy engineer*
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing researcher
  • Actuary
  • Risk manager
  • Underwriter
  • Actuary
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Computer Mathematician
  • Computer Science Technician
  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Data Systems Engineer
  • Engagement Manager
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Theoretical Mathematician

*Denotes additional education required

Typical Places of Employment -  top

  • Accounting Firms/Banks
  • Business Corporations/Colleges and Schools
  • Educational Institutions/Non-profit Organizations
  • Academia
  • Government
  • Private Corporations
  • Data Processing and Information
  • Systems/ Computer Industry
  • Insurance Agencies/ Real Estate
  • Securities/ Manufacturing Industries
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Publicly Traded Corporations

Required Skills and Abilities  - top

  • Use good reasoning ability and persistence in order to identify, analyze, and apply basic principles to technical problems
  • Communicating with others
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Substantial knowledge of computer programming
  • Conduct research
  • Collect and organize data

Alumni Resources  -  top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Stephanie DiGenova 1999 Implementation Associate Towers Perrin
Jennifer Lambdin 2005 Planner Reynolds, Smith, and Hills
Holly Jackson 1995 Statistician National Institute of Standards & Tech.
Daragh Downing 2007 Unwriting Analyst GEICO
Julie Jellig 1989 Math Teacher Ann Arundel Public Schools

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