Your degree in Mathematics

While studying mathematics, you’re learning how to take a complex problem and frame it in a logical way. You’ll develop important skills and master proofs as a way to show others your thinking and reasoning.

These skills may include:

  • Statistical and data analysis
  • Organizational interpretation
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Logical, systematic thought processes
  • Computer literacy
  • Advanced quantitative skills
  • Numerical computation
  • Technical skills in mathematical concepts, logic, and specialized software

Explore career possibilities

Career opportunities vary widely across a range of fields, including financial services, insurance, computer hardware/software design, health and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, research, consulting, educational institutions, and others.

There are many career paths that can combine your academics, skills, and experience with your different interests. See the job titles below for ideas, but note that some career options may require further education or training.

Visit the National Occupational Classification website to research basic requirements and responsibilities of jobs in your field.


Actuary

Algorithm designer

Appraiser

Bioinformatics scientist

Mathematician

Claims adjuster

Computer programmer

Cost estimator/analyst

Cryptanalyst

Data/Information scientist

Database administrator

Demographer

Economist

Environmental epidemiologist

External auditor

Financial planner

Insurance salesperson

Inventory control specialist

Investment banker

Mathematical statistician

Mortgage researcher

Quantitative analyst

Statistical consultant

Systems/Research analyst

Tax investigator

Teacher/Professor

Technical analyst - statistics

Make the most of your specialization

Your experiences will open doors to new opportunities and help clarify understanding of your values and interests.

UBC Math Club
Meet other UBC mathematics students through events and programs.

UBC Science Co-op
Gain work experience in mathematics between study terms.

Putnam Math Competition
Test your mathematical understanding in the prestigious undergraduate math exam.

Mitacs funding
Apply for up to $15,000 to fund a four-month internship in your specific area of study.

UBC Math Colloquium
Attend talks about research in mathematics.

Departmental research opportunities
Reach out directly to faculty members to ask about potential research positions. 

UBC Mathematics outreach initiatives
Interact with elementary and high school students through workshops and sessions.

Math job board
Check out employment opportunities related to mathematics.

Make connections

Employers often hire people they know, so help them get to know you! You can build your network through clubs, classes, informational interviews, and more. There are so many ways to make connections and find mentors.

The professional associations below are also great resources for meeting people, learning about specific industries, and exploring job and volunteer opportunities. Most have reduced membership rates for students and new grads.

Connect with alumni on LinkedIn

More information

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