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Mathematics and Statistics

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Mathematics and Statistics majors  

Overview of major

The study of mathematics and statistics helps students develop their conceptual skills, problem solving ability and analytical thinking. Graduates can apply their high-level mathematical and statistical techniques to areas such as biostatistics, econometrics, operations research, actuarial risk analysis, optimization, and coding theory.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Actuary
  • Business Management
  • Consultant
  • Demonstration Specialist
  • Administrator
  • Math Professor
  • Bio Statistician
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Teacher/teaching Assistant
  • Bank Manager
  • Statistician
  • Computer and Information Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Research Assistant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Multi– Disciplined Engineer

Examples of internships

  • Aon Risk Consultants, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Loyola University Maryland Mathematics Department
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • State Farm Insurance
  • General Dynamics
  • Schindler Elevator Corp.
  • McLagan Partner
  • The Boeing Company
  • National Institute on Aging
  • U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity
  • Penn Mutual Life
  • Loch Raven High School
  • PHH Arval
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

Possible career fields

Industry

  • Research
  • Development
  • Design
  • Data processing
  • Testing
  • Operations

Government 

Research

  • Theoretical
  • Applied

Computers

  • Computer industry
  • Programming
  • Systems analyst
  • Data processing
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Training

Insurance

  • Actuarial
  • Underwriting
  • Sales

Market Research

  • Data collection
  • Information analysis

Securities

  • Sales
  • Research
  • Operations

Banking 

Possible work settings

  • Aerospace
  • Machinery
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consulting
  • State & federal agencies
  • Universities
  • Service companies
  • Computer hardware and software firms
  • Insurance firms
  • Banks

Important skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of computer science, statistics & probability
  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Computer & research
  • Team player
  • Technical writing
  • Public speaking
  • Teaching
  • Knowledge of computer languages
  • Programming experience
  • Experience in fundraising drives
  • Sales

Sample web resources

American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Association for Financial Professionals
Financial Management Association International
Association for Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
Mathematical Association of America
Society of Actuaries
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Careers for Number Crunchers (MA Category)
  • Great Jobs for Math Majors (Math Category)
  • Careers in Education (EDU Category)
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grad (CP Section)
  • 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates (CP Section)
  • Guide to Internet Job Searching (JS Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Mathematics (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Now what do I Do? (SP Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Mathematics and Statistics majors

  • PhD, Mathematics
  • Master in Math Education
  • MA, Teaching
  • MS, Statistics
  • PhD, Statistics
  • Master of Applied Statistics 

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