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.