The Mathematics and Statistics Department prepares students for a variety of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in business, industry, government and the teaching professions. The Department offers a choice of ten major programs, each designed to reflect the wide variety of applications of mathematics in the modern world.

Job prospects for mathematicians and statisticians are projected to be very good. An increasing number of jobs over the next decade will require high levels of mathematical and statistical knowledge. Job opportunities are expected to be favorable for those with very strong quantitative and data analysis skills. Computer programming skills will remain important to many employers, as will be keeping up with new statistical methods and programming languages.