Your degree in Mathematics

Skills you’ll develop

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 academic backgrounds, skills, and experience with your different interests. Read through the job titles below for ideas. 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 your values and interests.

    Build your network

    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 finding job and volunteer opportunities. Most have reduced membership rates for students and new grads.

    Connect with alumni on LinkedIn

    Find UBC Math graduates on LinkedIn to learn about where they’re working, and their career and academic paths.

    More information

    From your Science degree, you’ll develop skills and experiences that can translate into many career paths. Check out other things you can do with your Science degree.