Mathematical Sciences - Career Pathways

Mathematical Sciences


What is Mathematical Sciences?

The application of mathematics has made possible many of the technological advances now taken for granted. Conversely, problems in business, science and engineering, when formulated mathematically, often spur advances in mathematics. The Department of Mathematical Sciences prepares students for the lifelong study and use of mathematics in a variety of contexts.

Academic Programs

Students may also participate in the Math Honors Program.

What Can I Do with a Mathematical Sciences Degree?

Careers in the mathematical sciences appear frequently at the top of best-paying or most satisfying job surveys. Graduates may work in fields such as statistics, operations research, information science, engineering, business, and research. Further, mathematics majors are frequently sought for non-mathematical positions due to their problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Both the department’s teacher preparation programs lead to recommendation for Initial Certification in New York State in either high school (7-12) or middle school (5-9) mathematics teaching.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Aerospace Engineer
Bank Teller
Computer Programmer
Computer System Administrator
Computer Systems Analyst
Corporate Investment Banker
High School Teacher
Insurance Underwriter
Loan Officer
Market Research Analyst
Middle School Teacher
Operations Research Analyst
Personal Financial Advisor
Private Math Tutor
Survey Researcher

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may clubs such as Chi Tau Omega - The Fredonia Math Club.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Keep up to date on the Mathematical Sciences Department’s news and events.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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