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MATHEMATICSUCCS offers two types of math degrees, the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

General Information:

The Bachelor of Arts is a traditional degree in math that prepares mostly for a career as a math teacher, or to prepare for a graduate program in pure math.

The Bachelor of Science, on the other hand, is well suited for students who want to pursue a career or a graduate degree in Applied Mathematics; where enterprises are dependent on highly advanced mathematical concepts. The B.S. in mathematics is designed to give training in engineering and science as well as math.

Career Possibilities:B.A. Math:Math Teacher

Math Professor

Demographer

Statistician

Accountant

Mathematician

Mathematics Editor

Technical Writer

Researcher

B.S. Math:

Engineering

Aerodynamics Specialist

Computer Programmer

Compensation/Benefits

Research Analyst

Loan Officer

Economist

Treasury Management Specialist

Mortgage ResearcherM.S. Applied Mathematics

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.B.S. Mathematics

M.S. Electrical Engineering

M.A. Curriculum and Instruction

Mathematicians held about 2,900 jobs in 2002. In addition, about 20,000 persons held full-time mathematics faculty positions in colleges and universities.

Statistics:

A Ph.D. degree in mathematics usually is the minimum education needed for prospective mathematicians, except in the Federal Government. In the Federal Government, entry-level job candidates usually must have a 4-year degree with a major in mathematics or a 4-year degree with the equivalent of a mathematics major-24 semester hours of mathematics courses.

In private industry, candidates for mathematician jobs typically need a master's or Ph.D. degree.

Employment of mathematicians is expected to decline through 2012.

Median annual earnings of mathematicians were $76,470 in 2002.

Starting salary offers averaged $40,512 a year for mathematics graduates with a bachelor's degree, and $42,348 for those with a master's degree. Doctoral degree candidates averaged $55,485.

Math Club

UCCS Clubs:

Society of Success and Leadershipwww.math-jobs.com

For More Information

www.ams.org

www.amstat.org

www.math.com

www.cln.org/themes/careers_math

www.coolmath.org

www.maa.org

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