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What Can You Do With A Major In Mathematics?


Mathematics is a linguistic activity with a clear and precise communication of meaning, in which it always has a certainty of the proof.  Mathematics provides a wide variety of skills, along with background and theory of practice that may be used to pursue graduate work, research, teaching in secondary schools, and various types of industries.

Mathematics (B.A. Degree)
Mathematics (B.S. Degree)
Mathematics Discrete Analysis (B.S. Degree)
Statistics (B.A. Degree)
Statistics (B.S. Degree)


Some Related Career Titles

 (To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


With a Master's Degree

Quantitative Analyst

Operations Research Analyst

Mathematics Teacher



With a Bachelor's Degree 



Data Collector

Financial Planner

Quality Control Analyst



General Career Directions
Business Analyst
Computer Scientist
Data Collector
Financial Associate

Financial Planner
Quality Control Analyst
Systems Analyst
Test Technician


Typical Employers/Work Settings

Aerospace Industry
Communications Industry
Consulting Firms
Elementary Schools
Federal Agencies
Financial Institutions
Government Agencies
Insurance Firms
Manufacturing Firms
Market Research Firms
Real Estate

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 Beginning Salary Range 

 According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics start at about $53,914.

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Skills Needed For This Career

Problem solving

Organizational skills

Numerical computation

Ability to analyze & interpret data

Critical thinking

Computer literacy

Logical thinking

Team skills


Systemizing skills

Advanced quantitative skills




Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Mathematics Society 
International Actuarial Association 
Mathematical Association of America 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics 



Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 



Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Science in Mathematics and other related programs
University of North Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of West Florida
National Programs – Master of Science in Mathematics and other related programs
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
Other resources for graduate program research  



Link To UNF Program 


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in  Mathematics.  


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