ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with a Mathematics Degree

    Located in Worcester—the second largest city in New England—our department partners with a variety of local businesses and organizations that offer hands-on opportunities to apply your education and training in a real-world setting. Through these challenging placements, you’ll sharpen your skills, gain valuable professional experience, and make the kinds of connections that lead to future employment. They are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship and Student-Teaching Sites:

    • Hanover Insurance Group
    • National Security Agency
    • UMass Medical School (bio-statistics)
    • Worcester Public Schools (in conjunction with the Education Department)
    • Worcester County public schools
    • WSU Mathematics Department statistical research projects

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both.

    Our graduates have gone on to advanced studies in such fields as mathematics, finance, and medicine, while other alumni are pursuing careers in business, education, and government. A bachelor’s degree in math enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Other Sample Careers

    • Applied research mathematician
    • Bio-statistician
    • Cryptographer
    • Financial analyst
    • Operations researcher
    • Professor