What You Can Do with Your Mathematics Degree

  • Margo Mackenzie and a co-worker

    IUP GRAD NOW ACTUARIAL ANALYST — Margo MacKenzie ’12, BS and ’14, MS in Applied Mathematics (left), works for Ernst & Young as an actuarial analyst. “The education I received at IUP (also) helped to prepare me for the soft skills that are required in the real world, including communication, public speaking, dedication, and teamwork,” she said.

    Compound Your Success Rate With Mathematics

    When you master mathematical problem-solving skills, there’s no limit to your job possibilities. You may begin with basic research or engineering and then lead to finance, health care, and government-related service positions.

    In short, mathematical training is excellent for students who understand the increasing importance society places on basic science and information technology. Students who learn to solve riddles big and small are the new pioneers.


    With a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, your career options multiply:

    • Statistical analysis
    • Actuarial sciences
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Investment and finance
    • Cryptography
    • Mathematics education
    • Engineering
    • Computer science research
    • Social science analysis
    • Biotechnology
    • Computer programming
    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Medicine
    • Economics
    • Operations research

    Path to Higher Degrees

    Expand your job choices and increase your salary potential by completing graduate studies.