ACADEMICS

  • Mathematics Career Pathways

    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.

    Sample Internship and Student-Teaching Sites: 
    • Hanover Insurance Group
    • National Security Agency
    • UMass Medical School (bio-statistics)
    • Worcester Public Schools (in conjunction with WSU’s Department of Education)
    • 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. 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.

    Sample Careers 
    • Actuary
    • Applied research mathematician
    • Bio-statistician
    • Cryptographer
    • Elementary, middle, and secondary school teacher
    • Financial analyst
    • Operations researcher
    • Professor
    • Statistician