What Can I do with a Mathematics Degree?
Most people get a mathematics degree to prepare themselves for industry jobs, teaching, or graduate school.
Check out the current positions and employers of WSU Mathematics graduates (PDF).
Jobs in the private sector abound. Whether you're interested in developing models and interpreting their results, excited about creating efficient algorithms to expedite known processes, or intrigued by the mechanisms involved in securing data systems, mathematics and its applications are the tools of choice.
Where Math Meets Computer Science
Cryptography and Security
Professional Graduate Schools (Business, Law, Medicine)
Professional graduate schools realize that studying mathematics develops analytical skills and the ability to work in a problem-solving environment. Entrance exams support this bias: a study by the National Institute of Education compared LSAT and GMAT scores of 550,000 college students and found that students majoring in mathematics typically received scores 13% higher than the average; more than any other major.
Mathematics Graduate Schools
Pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics will broaden your career opportunities in industry, government, and academia. Research and development positions often require at least a Master’s degree in mathematics or some related field. Typically a Ph.D. is required for the academic work of providing others a university-level education while pursuing your own mathematical and academic research interests. The WSU undergraduate program in Mathematics is your first step on this journey.
Teaching can be an exciting and interactive career. K-12 math teachers are in high demand field and the need is expected to continue to grow. For more career information visit the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics homepage.