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Math as an Undergraduate Major and Disciplinary Foundation
An undergraduate major in mathematics is good preparation for a variety of careers, many of which make no special use of mathematics itself, but do require the ability to reason, analyze, solve problems and interpret data — all skills learned in math.
Skills learned from studying math can help you to:
Other courses of study have direct mathematical components, including:
Career Options and Job Descriptions
Employment will depend on your level of education and work experience. Studying or majoring in mathematics can be an important part of the careers listed below.America’s Career Infonet and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook give detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education for many of these jobs.
Salaries and Projected Job Growth
America’s Career Infonet lists salary ranges for the following job titles, with estimated job percentage growth through 2014 in the United States: