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Mathematics

Careers

Graduates find careers in secondary or college level teaching, computer applications, statistics (including operations research and actuarial science), engineering and science. Careers are also available in consulting firms, business, cryptology, numerical analysis and many other fields.

Secondary teachers need a bachelor's degree plus teaching credentials, which usually involves an additional year. College teachers need at least a master's degree, preferably a doctoral degree.

In other areas, a master's degree is a definite advantage.

The need for mathematicians in science and engineering continues to increase. Salaries are also quite favorable, with above-average beginning salaries for graduates entering the job market.

Though university and college teaching jobs are competitive, secondary math teachers are in great demand. Applied mathematicians and statisticians have very good opportunities for employment. Job satisfaction ratings for mathematicians are consistently among the highest for any profession.

Mathematics Alumni

The PUC undergraduate degree in mathematics is well respected. Those who graduate from the department find excellent careers and top graduate programs in mathematics, law, medicine, operations research, computer science and physics.

  • Andrew Marks - pursuing graduate studies at Berkeley
  • Janie Ciputra - actuary
  • Matthew Flynn - actuary
  • Kristin Berbawy - (Mountain View Academy), secondary math teacher
  • Chandra Lutz - (Upper Columbia Academy), secondary math teacher
  • Ginger Robinson - secondary math teacher
  • Marlo Waters - college registrar; pursuing a masters degree in higher education leadership
  • Mark Tabor - Recently completed Ph.D.
  • Paul Jones - Currently completing Ph.D.