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

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Mathematics Department

Job Titles

Accountant* Insurance Underwriter
Actuary Market Researcher
Artificial intelligence Researcher* Math Professor*
Bioinformatics Researcher* Math Teacher
Biostatistician* Mathematician
Data Miner Quality Assurance Analyst
Economist* Statistician
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.


For more information, please visit the College of Science website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may search this website for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

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