Careers in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in
Mathematics

Teaching certification is also available that would lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Mathematics. See College of Education and Allied Professions for more information.

What jobs are available?

Research, Teaching, Data processing, Computer programming and software design, CPA, Banking, Security sales, Insurance underwriting, Actuarial work, Market research, Consulting, Development and design with large manufacturers or the government.

Who employs an individual with a Mathematics major?
  • CPA, insurance, financial firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Wholesale and retail trade firms
  • Federal agencies
  • Banks and brokerage firms
  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Computer hardware and software firms
Good skills or traits for a Mathematics major:
  • Skills in computer science, applied mathematics, theory, statistics and probability.
  • The ability to communicate well with technical and non-technical co- workers.
  • The ability to conduct and interpret research studies.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
  • Do a co-op or internship for extra experience in a field.
  • A second major or minor another discipline such as computer science, economics or one of the sciences is desirable to many employers.
  • Students can complete the professional education sequence leading to teacher certification with either a B.S.Ed. or B.S. degree in lieu of a second major/minor.
  • Advanced degrees are needed for college teaching, advanced research or promotions.
  • Proficiency with programming languages, computer architecture and other computer skills is a strong asset in today's market.
  • Join on-campus student affiliate chapters of The Mathematics Association of America or The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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