What Can I Do With a Major In Mathematics?
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Learn more about a major in mathematics. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and mathematics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong quantitative reasoning abilities, strong problem-solving, analytical and logical reasoning, and developing an independent, self-motivated work ethic.
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "ICR" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.
- Actuary Club at the University of Minnesota
- Financial Math Association
- oSTEM @ Minnesota
- SIAM Student Chapter
- Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota
Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major!