Mathematics (MASC)

What is Mathematics? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Department of Mathematics Sciences

What is Mathematics?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to high-level mathematics instruction, preparing students for careers in secondary education, actuarial science and industry, and for entrance into graduate studies in mathematics and statistics. The department offers two majors, one leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and a second leading to a Bachelor Science degree.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is often sought by future secondary education majors or by students wishing a broader exposure to the humanities. The Bachelor of Science degree is sought by students who intend to go on to graduate studies or who would like a deeper and broader understanding of higher mathematics. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to the values of a broad, interdisciplinary education, highlighting the utility and value of the mathematics degree in a wide variety of careers and disciplines. Consequently, both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics require the completion of a minor or an additional major, the completion of the UAteach program, or the completion of the Fulbright Four-Year Honors Core."

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Job & Internship Search Links - lists actuary positions nationwide.

American Academy of Actuaries - lists actuary positions nationwide.

American Marketing Association - lists research positions for persons with skills in statistics.

Be an Actuary - This site provides practical real world jobs for actuaries, including college study options, how to get started and how to find a job.

Employment Services for Mathematicians

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Internship & Co-op Opportunities for Undergraduates

Math Jobs

Marketing Research Association - lists positions for professionals with strengths in data analysis.

MedZilla - allows users to search for positions in biostatistics.

National Security Agency - offers professional positions for university graduates, with career paths in mathematics, computer science, computer and electrical engineering, intelligence analysis, and other areas.

National Security Agency Careers

SIAM: Careers - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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Online Math Degrees - useful tool to all future math students looking to find the best campus or online math programs. I cover everything from teaching math, career options, schools being offered.

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Professional Association Links

American Mathematical Society - The AMS provides lots of information for professionals in math careers. Their employment services page provides job services, employment center interviews, print ads, and general career information.

American Statistical Association - ASA's page includes a career center with career information for statistic careers.

Association for Women in Mathematics - The AWM provides information for parents, teachers, students, educators and institutions. Their resources include job ads, career advices and opportunities.

Computing Research Association

IEEE Computer Society

Mathematical Association of America - This site has a great frequently asked question page about mathmatical careers and where to find the answers.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Provides information for math teachers of all levels, from elementary to higher ed. Their professional development page provides online workships, training and seminars. The "Jobs Online" tab also includes a job database where you can upload resumes, view jobs and be updated when job matches arise.


Society of Actuaries

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - SIAM's mission is to, "build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology through our publications, research, and community." Their site includes a job board, job search resources, how to apply your math degree and news surrounding math careers.

Miscellaneous Links

Math on the Web