Careers & Outcomes

What can I do with a degree in Mathematics & Statistics?

Students major in mathematics for many reasons. Some are planning academic careers in mathematics or statistics that involve teaching or research. Others plan to work as actuaries or at other jobs in industry or government. Some plan careers in secondary education. Many majors do not intend to become "mathematicians" at all, but simply realize that quantitative training is a valuable asset in many kinds of careers; often, work in mathematics or statistics is meant to complement their study in other areas. Still other majors just view mathematics as an interesting concentration in their liberal arts education, even though they plan to enter professional fields such as medicine or law.

The Mathematics & Statistics program at Washington University gives majors and minors a broad introduction to the subject, with the option to develop a deeper concentration through our five track options. In recent years, 96% of reporting graduates secured opportunities within 6 months of graduation. 

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Outcome Data

Every year the Career Center at Washington University surveys the graduating class to gather information about their post-graduation plans. They've compiled data for the past 3 years so you can see exactly what EPS graduates have gone on to do immediately following graduation.

Outcome Data

Top Destinations for Mathematics & Statistics Majors

These were the organizations/schools and position titles most frequently reported by graduates.

Post-Grad Employers:

  • Amazon
  • Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Astraeus Wealth Advisers, LLC
  • Bank of America
  • Belvedere Trading
  • BlackRock
  • Blueprint Schools Network
  • Boom Lab
  • Capital One
  • Epic
  • FactSet Research System
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Google
  • Guggenheim Partners LLC
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MindShare
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  • Red Ventures
  • Revenue Solutions Inc
  • Starleaf
  • Teach for America
  • Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Uber
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Washington
  • US Bank
  • Walmart US eCommerce
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • ZS Associates

Graduate, Medical, and Law Schools:

  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • London School of Economics
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Peking University
  • Princeton University
  • Saint Louis University
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Francisco
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University

Internships (Pre- and Post-Grad):

  • AbbVie
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • bMuse Touchcast
  • Cangrade, LLC
  • Capital One
  • China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Citigroup
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Guggenheim Partners LLC
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • JPMorgan Chase Institute
  • LaunchCode
  • Liaison International
  • Macroeconomic Advisers
  • MasterCard International
  • Mercer
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MinSheng Securities
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • O&G Industries
  • Office of the Mayor of St. Louis
  • Optiver US, LLC
  • PBHS
  • People Insurance Company
  • Pinnacle Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Explore more outcomes, destinations, placements, starting salaries and other details about WashU physics graduates on the Career Center website.

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