What can you do with a math degree?

A lot! There is extensive information about mathematics careers, with substantial further links, at the following math career sites:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook includes education, employment and earnings information on   Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries. In a 2008 study of 200 professions, "mathematician" was rated NUMBER ONE, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

One thing you can do with a math degree is be better in another field. About half of UMD's math majors are double majors.

What are some local career resources?

  • The University of Maryland Career Center.
  • CMNS Internships and Career Services.
  • The National Security Agency ("just down the road") is the nation's leading employer of mathematicians.
  • To talk about careers in mathematics, you can contact Ida Chan (), Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising for the Mathematics Department, Room 1115 Math, 301-405-4362

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