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Careers in Math


Opportunities for Math & Engineering graduates are great. Here are some career options.

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What can I do with a math degree?

Many paths to choose from


Mathematics: Use the best of applied and theoretical mathematics to solve quantitative problems in business, government and technology, and develop new mathematical tools and ideas.
Mathematics Education: Prepare for a career teaching math to children in grades 5–12 at public or private schools (full details are given under Department of Education programs).
Graduate School: Northwestern students will be well-prepared to complete additional graduate studies at top universities—some of which offer free tuition and additional stipends.
Engineering: Northwestern offers a bachelor’s degree in engineering with emphasis in mechanical, electrical/computer, and civil engineering. Students will complete eight semesters of coursework and design projects before graduating.
Computer Science: This path will equip you to function effectively in a variety of computer technology careers.

Endless job opportunities

  1. Actuary
  2. College Professor
  3. Mathematician
  4. Modeling and Simulation Analyst
  5. Operations Research Analyst
  6. Engineering: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical
  7. Database Administrator
  8. Information Technology Analyst
  9. Software Developer
  10. Systems Analyst

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