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Math

Major Information

A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is offered at Georgia Southern. This degree program includes lecture and laboratory classes designed to establish a fundamental understanding of the major areas of mathematics. In addition to the university core curriculum of course work in essential skills, humanities, fine arts and social science, math students take courses in math appropriate to the program as well as any additional courses needed. As a student in Georgia Southern’s bachelor’s degree program in mathematics, you will learn to solve problems in the areas of calculus, algebra, probability and statistics, but you will also learn how to demonstrate logical argumentation and writing skills.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.S.)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
  • Minor in Mathematics

Sample Occupations

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Assessor
  • Auditor
  • Biometrician
  • Biostatistician
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Compensation/ Benefits
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Data Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Educator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Investment Manager
  • Loan Counselor/Officer
  • Market and Survey Researcher
  • Mathematical Analyst
  • Mathematical Technician
  • Psychometrician
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Revenue Agent
  • Risk Analyst/Manager
  • Statistician
  • Tax Examiner
  • Technical Writer
  • Theoretical Mathematician
  • Translator, Scientific Documents
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Urban & Regional Planner
  • Wage Analyst

Sample Work Settings

  • Accounting Firms
  • Actuarial Firms
  • Banks
  • Manufacturers
  • Colleges/ Universities
  • Communication Service Providers
  • Computer Science & Software Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Education
  • Electronics and Computer
  • Manufacturers
  • Energy Systems Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Investment Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • (i.e., Aerospace, Drug
  • Industries)
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Rating Bureaus
  • Real Estate
  • Research/ Development 
  • Securities Firms
  • Technical Journals
  • Textbook Publishing Companies
  • Utility Companies

Sample Employers

  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • GEICO
  • General Motors
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Rural Sourcing, Inc.
  • University of Georgia
  • US Army
  • WellStar Health System

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self-Directed Search – $15

students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/students/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

Salary.Com

www.salary.com

Professional Organizations

American Statistical Association

www.amstat.org

American Mathematical Society

www.ams.org

Society of Actuaries

www.soa.org

Association for Women in Mathematics

www.awm-math.org

Casualty Actuarial Society 

www.casact.org

Mathematical Association of America

www.maa.org

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

www.nctm.org

Society for Industrial and Applied

Mathematics

www.siam.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Mathematics Association of America (MAA)

Eagle Motorsports

Tips

  • Get involved with faculty-supported undergraduate research
  • Present at a university-level or professional association supported event
  • Complete an internship or summer research opportunity
  • Seek out undergraduate teaching assistant or tutoring opportunities
  • Research potential employer fields based on interest

Last updated: 7/26/2022