Mathematics - B.S.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

Studying  mathematics develops analytical skills and the ability to work in a problem solving environment.  Professional and graduate schools (business, law, and medicine) think it’s a great major because these are skills and experience they value.  Jobs in business and industry abound: Whether you're interested in developing models and interpreting their results, or are interested in developing efficient algorithms to expedite known processes, mathematics and computer science are the tools of choice.

Academics

What you will learn: 

The Mathematics major at the University of Georgia is demanding yet versatile. The skills emphasized by this major include problem solving and analysis, mathematical modeling, and abstract conceptual thinking. The importance of these skills is recognized in the variety of career opportunities available to the mathematics major. The mathematics major is sometimes used as a stepping stone to professional schools such as law, business, or medicine; it can lead to applied careers in actuarial sciences, computer modeling and applications, and optimization and control theory; it can lead to academic positions, from high school teacher to college professor. Mathematics classes are generally small, offering students a great amount of personal attention. An active Math Club offers students opportunities to interact with each other, graduate students, and faculty.

Other Degrees/Programs Offered: 

B.S. in Mathematics with an Area of Emphasis in Applied Mathematics

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$72,000
Low Salary: 
$34,000
Median Salary: 
$52,500
Employers: 
  • American General
  • Aon, General Motors
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Leadership Prep Middle Academy
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PowerPlan Inc.
  • SouthCap Brokerage Group LLC
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wilkes County Board of Education
Possible Job Titles: 
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Cryptographer
  • Financial Auditor
  • Econometrician
  • Investment Banker Risk Analyst
  • Math Teacher
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Securities Broker
  • Underwriter