Mathematics opens the door to a world of opportunity! Studying mathematics sharpens your analytical skills, helps you become a better problem-solver, and gives you tools to use in many disciplines that rely on quantitative and statistical reasoning, including actuarial science, computer science, operations research, engineering, biomathematics, cryptography, and finance. According to recent surveys, jobs that rely on mathematics are among the most satisfying. In addition, mathematical jobs are among the most lucrative!
While some math majors go on to become teachers or to study mathematics in graduate school, many of our majors work in other careers. Studying mathematics prepares you for a host of other careers. You can read more about what Ithaca College students and alumni are doing with their math majors in our department newsletter.