What Can I Do With A Major In Mathematical Sciences?
Mathematics is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. It is a body of related courses concerned with the knowledge of measurement, properties, and quantities, which can include theoretical or applied studies of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus. Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including such diverse fields as medicine, management, economics, engineering, government, physics, and psychology.
Students pursuing a major in mathematical sciences take a variety of courses in the areas of algebra, geometry, calculus, mathematical reasoning, and differential equations. The mathematical sciences program at CCSU offers several specializations, including the standard math program, actuarial sciences, statistics, and certification for teaching.
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Sample of Related Occupations
Data Base Manager
Financial Aid Director
Inventory Control Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Quality Control Analyst
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Association for Women in Mathematics
Be an Actuary
Mathematical Association of America
Mathematics of Cartography
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Sloan Foundation Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society of Actuaries
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Mathematics majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for mathematics majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Aetna, Inc. - Actuarial Co-op, Medical Economics Senior Analyst, Underwriting Analyst
AXA Equitable - Life Insurance Marketing & Communications Internship
Barnum Financial Group - Financial Planner
CIGNA - Actuarial Executive Development Program, Health Data Specialist Internship
CNC Software, Inc. - Junior Software Programmer Internship
Connecticut Online Computer Center (COCC) - Senior Accountant
Connecticare - Senior Statistical Analyst
Hamilton Sundstrand - Procurement Analyst Internship, Decision Support Analyst
Higher One - Data Analyst
ING - Operational Risk Management Internship
LIMRA International - Assistant/Associate Analyst
NASA - Undergraduate Student Research Program
Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union - Part-time Teller
Prime Advisors, Inc. - Investment Actuarial Analyst Internship
Provident Funding - Entry Level Mortgage Professional
The Hartford - Technology Leadership Development Program
The New York City Office of Management and Budget - Task Force Internship
Towers Watson - Actuarial Internship, Actuarial Associate
Travelers - Information Technology Leadership Development Program, Actuarial Leadership Development Program, Insurance Operations Leadership Development Program, Product Pricing Development Program, Financial Analyst, Financial Management Leadership Development Program
Vision Technical Molding, LLC - Quality Engineer
XI Software Systems - Systems/Programmer Analyst