Mathematics is the language of science and technology, and it provides methods for analyzing and solving problems. Mathematics also plays a role in business, the arts, and the social sciences. Students can combine Mathematics with another major or minor, including Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Geology or Economics, to gain a broader range of skills. Mathematical training may lead to co-ops, internships and careers in applied research, mathematical research, teaching, or industry.
Concentrations: Pure Math, Applied Math, Actuarial Science, Math Education
|Artificial intelligence Researcher*||Math Professor*|
|Bioinformatics Researcher*||Math Teacher|
|Data Miner||Quality Assurance Analyst|
|Financial Analyst||Technical Writer|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but also on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Armed Services||Public and Private Schools|
|Banks/Investment Firms||Research institutes|
|Colleges and Universities||State/Federal Government|
|Engineering Firms||Technical Journals|
|Insurance Agencies||Utility Companies|
|Market Research Firms|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
- Actuarial Intern
- Analyst Intern (Business, Financial, Sales)
- Research Assistant
- Assistant Teacher
To search for internship opportunities, log in to NUcareers, Career Development’s online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Career & Job Websites
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook handbook
- Vocational Biographies (Username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
- O*NET OnLine
- Math Jobs
- Actuarial Jobs
- Insurance Jobs
- Financial Jobs
- Banking Jobs
Campus Organizations & Activities