Career opportunities for mathematics often begin with a position title including the word “analyst,” working either for the government or in industry. Providing experience with these or similar tools, our program prepares professionals who hit the ground running within teams that use Excel, Matlab, Mathematica, C, or C++. They are also prepared use special-purpose tools such as statistical packages like R, SPSS, or SAS, optimization packages like AMPL or CPLEX, and simulation packages like Simio or Arena.
Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems. Mathematicians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals.
If you are one of the fortunate minority for whom mathematics has always been a favorite subject or one of the subjects in which you excel, then this should seriously consider exploiting this advantage by pursuing a mathematics major. Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.