## Why Study Mathematics?

College graduates with a mathematics degree are prepared for a range of career options in business, industry, government and education. Companies in the computer and communications industries employ many mathematicians, as do energy, pharmaceutical, insurance and financial services companies. Almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employs mathematicians. Data analysts are in high demand, while the job outlook for actuaries is expected to increase more than twice the overall job market through 2024.

## Why Study Mathematics at Eastern?

The Mathematics major provides a solid foundation in computational and theoretical mathematics. New concentrations in Mathematical Structures and Applications, Data Science, Mathematics for Teachers and Actuarial Science provide Eastern math majors with the background and skills they need to compete in today’s job market. Mathematical Sciences faculty members perform research in mathematical biology, number theory, data science, analysis, graph theory, topology, and mathematics education and curriculum development. A mathematics minor is also available for non-Math majors. In addition, their is a math concentration in the Liberal Studies major for early childhood and elementary education teaching candidates.

## Salary Potential

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

## Hands-on Learning

### Undergraduate Research

Students in the Mathematics major gain hands-on experience through independent research, service learning and field experience.

### Honor Society

Students who excel in their mathematics studies are eligible as candidates for induction into the Beta chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

### Math Club

The Math Club helps math students explore how mathematics can be used to solve problems. The club also competes in mathematics competitions.

Math Club
## Career Options

- Actuary
- Data scientist
- Statistician
- Operations research analyst
- Financial analyst
- Insurance underwriter
- Digital analysts
- Market research analyst
- Mathematician
- Teacher

## Successful Alumni

Recent Eastern students who earned a bachelor’s degree or a minor in mathematics are at the following companies and professional/graduate schools:

- Goldman Sachs
- Voya Financial
- IBM
- Cigna
- Pfizer
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Boston University
- Hofstra University
- The University of Southern California
- Sacred Heart University

## Alumni Testimonials

Emerald Consulting
### Brian Sullivan ’08

Brian is the founder of Emerald Consulting, LLC. "My Eastern education prepared me for the green finance industry by giving me an extraordinary background in mathematics and economics. I spend a lot of time trying to make sense of complex data systems. I wouldn’t be able to do this without my training in statistical analysis or my understanding of economic forces.”

John F. Kennedy High School
### Christine DeFilippo ’13

“I teach algebra and coach girls soccer and track and field at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, NY. Eastern taught me the communication, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to be a successful teacher. I have learned the importance of being a team player and encourage students to be the best versions of themselves in order to reach their maximum learning potential.”

Rhode Island College
### Lawrence McGill ’17

Mathematics major Lawrence McGill is pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics at Rhode Island College. “I had teachers who cared about making me a better student as well as a better person. Given the right resources allowed me to develop qualities that I didn’t have going into college, which I now take with me into the real world.”

Ph.D. Student
### Richard Magner ’15

Mathematics major Richard Magner is attending Boston University where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics with a focus in number theory. “The most useful advice I can offer students is to work on interesting things with professors outside of class. Eastern faculty love to work with students who have initiative. Conducting faculty-supported research is a truly unique experience.”

Mathematics Instructor
### James Chadic ’14

Mathematics major James Chadic is a mathematics instructor at Asnuntuck Community College. “I learned from the best. I incorporate the humor and the teaching styles of the professors I had at Eastern. To be a good teacher, it’s not just knowledge that does the job. There’s compassion, there’s love, there’s admiration. It’s not just math skills.”