Mathematics Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Mathematics?

Mathematics major careers and jobs

What can you do with a major in math? It's up to you. Worldwide dependence upon statistical analysis and predictive modeling has created a hot market for math grads, and our graduates typically work in engineering, consulting, insurance (as actuaries), medicine, computer programming, education and the creative arts. Marquette's major in math can also be tailored to fit an individual's interest. Some students choose to concentrate on subjects with immediate applications such as courses that help prepare them for an actuarial career and mathematical modeling. Others choose to pursue more a more “pure” curriculum by taking classes such as abstract algebra, topology or geometry. Others are interested in preparing to teach mathematics at the primary or secondary level. In any case, the curriculum is designed to provide the technical skills for growth in the discipline.

Jobs for mathematics majors

Job prospects vary by field, but there is no doubt: Math majors are in demand. Jobs for mathematicians are expected to increase by 22 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional resources for careers in mathematics and for graduate degrees in data science.


You might like the Mathematics major if you

✓Have a strong background in mathematics

✓ Like thinking critically and solving problems

✓Like working with computers

✓Have a strong imagination

What is the major in math?

Mathematics majorBeyond the familiar and precise terms and formulas of algebra, geometry and calculus lies the realm of "pure" mathematics, a creative environment where you can delve into the infinite and discover concepts yet to be considered. Mathematics is the foundation upon which the other sciences are built.

What is the major in math?

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