A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for mathematics and statistics majors.

First Jobs

  • Research assistant, Mathematics Policy Research, Inc., Washington
  • Software engineer, Uber, San Francisco
  • Researcher, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington
  • Actuarial associate, Prudential Financial, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Teacher, Culver Academy, Indiana
  • Research assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Research assistant/Programmer II, Mathematical Policy Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Product analyst, PIMCO, Newport Beach, California
  • Junior operations associate, Cambridge Associates, Arlington, Virginia
  • Analyst, Altair Advisers, Chicago
  • Mathematics teaching fellow, St. Paul's School, New Hampshire
  • Helen fellow, American Museum of Natural History, New York City
  • Development fellow, Morningstar Inc., Chicago
  • Fixed income associate, AllianceBernstein, New York CityResearch technician, Cleveland Clinic
  • Senior analyst, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Columbus, Ohio
  • Data scientist, iRobot, Boston
  • Research assistant, Brookings Institution
  • Researcher, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Data Standard Analyst, Medpace, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • Deputy director of engineering, City of Indianapolis
  • Samuel R. Harrell Emeritus Professor, Wharton School of Business
  • EVP, Head of enterprise information security risk, Wells Fargo Services
  • Senior manager, IBM
  • V.P. of social responsibility, Mercy Investment Services
  • Professor of statistics, Amherst College
  • Global chief research officer, Ipsos
  • Software engineer, Google
  • Data scientist, Amazon
  • Computer programmer, Unisys Corporation
  • Senior vice president/special advisor for economic policy, Federal Reserve Bank-Kansas City
  • Professor, University of Toronto

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Math major Flynn Shannon ’20 relied on his knowledge of computer science and coding to share the Library of Congress’s vast collection of digital images with a new and larger audience in a simple way that anyone can access.