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What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:27 AM

I have to declare my major soon and I want to declare it in math.. Where would this be useful? besides the obvious memorization of formulas for programming.
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#2 KYA  Icon User is offline

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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:31 AM

Anything you want. Math is that awesome.




not sarcasm
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:34 AM

Moved this to the Corner Cube. If you want serious opinions and answers this is more appropriate then the Lounge.


You’re new, but you will find that Lounge topics quickly get off topic and out of control. :)
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:34 AM

View PostKYA, on 27 Oct, 2009 - 10:31 AM, said:

Anything you want. Math is that awesome.




not sarcasm


cool! I think I want to be a project manager (not sure if that's the technical name). What I have in mind is I want to have an office and manage programmers. But I don't know I also wouldn't mind being a high school calculus professor.

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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:36 AM

math teacher.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:55 AM

Teacher.

Kind of the same boat as an English Major ( yours truly ), only with less writing. And syntax that most word processors will make small gaging noises at. ;)

Consider a minor in something leaning toward a field that will pay the bills. There are many disciplines that are exceptionally math heavy. Pure math is a little like philosophy degree. Sure, it's everywhere, but employers don't usually look for it specifically.

That said, a degree is a degree. The specifics of a BS are far less important than most students realize. Most people end out working outside their specialty. Do what you like. You'll find some way to apply it. Have fun.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:36 PM

Is it a bachelor or master?
The former won't give you anything, but the latter will make you quite attractive to lots of employers, especially if you're specialized in statistics or finance.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:08 PM

I'm assuming you speak from a regional perspective lafayette...I have a bachelor's in math (and one in computer engineering), and am very attractive to employers.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

As Lafayette said, math is really good for statistical fields like insurance with dealing with actuarial table or finance. You could also (more for the people w/grad degrees) work for the CIA or NSA on something like cryptography and setganography.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:32 PM

I agree with KYA I have a minor in mathematics right now, and I'll go back soon to get the major, and hopefully one day the p.h.d. but for now I'm a software consultant. You can do anything you want in life with a good understanding of mathematics.
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Re: What can I do with a math major?

Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:31 AM

teacher i guess. you can also give home tutions
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