Mathematical Sciences

Jumpstart your career in Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences prepares students for careers in data analysis, actuary, or mathematics education, among others. Any science, technology, or engineering career makes full use of a strong math foundation. Here are some key national statistics for math-related careers from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and PayScale.

Starting Salary

Average Starting Salaries in Math-Related Fields (NACE)

Noteworthy Jobs and Mid-Career Salaries in Math-Related Fields (PayScale)

Actuary $135,000 Senior Data Scientist $127,000 Financial Risk Specialist $130,020 Credit Analyst $122,540 Statistician $112,100 Secondary School Teacher $78,900 Senior Analyst $119,170
Six months out of graduation

Alumni employed or in graduate school 6 months after graduation

Get Prepared to Succeed

The department’s outstanding faculty, who specialize in many different fields of mathematics and physics, work to prepare students for success in math-related careers or graduate school. Clubs and organizations include the Math Club, Actuarial Science Club, Women's Math Mentoring Group, and Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society. Members participate in the department's annual math fair and math awareness month celebrations. The department also sponsors participation in various math competitions such as the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Competition.

What You'll Learn

In mathematical sciences programs, students learn in-demand skills that employers have identified as critical for job candidates, including:

  • data interpretation
  • problem-solving skills
  • research techniques
  • verbal and written communication skills, among others

Key Skills for Careers in Mathematical Sciences

as indicated by Employers and Alumni on LinkedIn

Critical Thinking

Data Analysis

Digital Fluency

Mathematical & Data Modeling

Microsoft Excel

Problem Solving


*LinkedIn Workplace
Learning Report 2021