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Mathematical Sciences

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.

Visit CCSU’s Mathematical Sciences Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations




Bank Examiner

Benefits Administrator



Budget Analyst


Claims Adjuster

Commodities Trader

Computer Programmer

Contract Administrator

Cost Estimator

Loan Officer

Data Base Manager



External Auditor

Financial Aid Director

Financial Manager

Financial Planner

Insurance Agent/Broker

Inventory Control Specialist

Investment Analyst

Market Research Analyst


Operations Research Analyst


Purchasing Manager

Quality Control Analyst


Systems Analyst

Technical Writer



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

Data Science Career Information

Discover Data Science Careers

Mathematical Association of America

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 opportunities 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 College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center 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

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

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

Willis Towers Watson - Actuarial Internship, Actuarial Associate