Math Degree Profile

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Math degrees are associated with the area of mathematics or computer science or statistics, which are considered math related studies. Students majoring in math are normally intelligent and meticulous and specialize in solving problems related to logic, space, transformations, numbers, etc. Math Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Mathematics Education
  • Statistics

Average Salary

Entry level $50,000 to $100,000 mid-career (aside from teachers)

Degree Programs

Bachelor’s degree is preferred for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s degree and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Top Math Programs
(According to U.S. News, 2009)

Princeton University
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California Berkeley

Main courses of study in College: Math, Science, Statistics, Analysis, Financial Modeling, Applied Probability & Stochastic Processes, Economics

Recommended High School AP Classes

  • Calculus AB and BC
  • Computer Science A
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Careers Obtained with Math Degrees

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • College Professor
  • Comptroller
  • Cryptographer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Math Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Training Specialist

Notable Math Majors Art Garfunkel Math Degree

  • Art Garfunkel, Singer
  • Danica McKellar, Actress
  • David Robinson, National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs Player
  • Florence Nightingale, Notable Nurse and Inventor of the Pie Chart
  • James Pierpont Morgan (J. P. Morgan), Banking, steel, and railroad tycoon
  • Lewis Carroll, Author
  • Teri Hatcher, Actress
  • Virginia Wade, Professional Tennis Player

Also Read:

The Best Mathematics Schools in the U.S.

Mathematics Scholarships

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Elyas Ahmadi


posted Oct 23rd, 2016 1:43 pm

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I loved this talk. I applauded so hard at the end my kids ran into the room to see what was the metatr! I would like more information about your BrainGames. Also, can you offer other suggestions for puzzles/games for my homeschooling family? We have ages 15, 13, 11, 8, 6, and 3. posted Mar 8th, 2014 5:17 pm

Blake Jones


I would like to earn a math degree online at a college. What school have math degree for education or computer posted Dec 31st, 2010 7:41 pm

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