A math major can provide the ideal basis for many careers.
Mathematics offers a strong background in skills many
businesses seek when recruiting new employees. It can be
especially marketable when complemented by a minor in an
area of interest. An education in mathematics teaches
students to think critically and creatively, solve problems,
organize information, handle technical language and
notation, and to speak and write precisely.

While some
math majors intend to pursue teaching or graduate studies in
math, applied math, statistics, physics or engineering,
these are not the only options available to them. Math
majors are welcomed in professional schools to study
business, law or medicine. Math is especially good
preparation for law school because of its emphasis on
critical thinking and precision.