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Math

Mathematics—the foundation of many technical fields

33%
growth for math jobs

Maybe you see patterns and structure where others see a jumble of numbers; maybe you see a math formula as an art form. If so, mathematics may be your calling.

As a math major, you’ll learn to derive useful information from the details. You’ll translate your computations into practical applications, taking your solutions out of the calculator and into the real world. 

Why study math?

  • Mathematics is a great preparation for many graduate programs—including law school and medical school. In fact, math majors tend to have a higher acceptance rate than other majors.
  • Mathematics teachers and mathematicians have a very high employment rate. 
  • Math is integral to a number of key fields, including technology, medicine and economics. 

The math department really nurtured me throughout my years at Union. I graded, tutored and taught as my job and for some of my classes. I got a lot of experience in what I said I wanted to do early on and stuck with the program because of it. They were very encouraging and willing to help me whenever I needed it.

Tori Hudgins
2011 graduate, who taught high school math is now pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics at Baylor University with an all-expenses-paid assistantship.
photo Tori Hudgins

Real experience starts long before graduation.

100%
actuarial probability exam pass rate

At Union College, we understand the importance of mentorship. Our small class sizes mean you'll receive plenty of personal attention from professors and access to the latest tools.

Why study at Union College?

  • Our professors emphasize team problem solving and group discussion so graduates have experience contributing to success as a team.
  • Take an emphasis in actuarial science and prepare for the international actuarial science exams. Our graduates have a 100 percent pass rate!
  • Through an alliance with sister colleges, we can offer a variety of courses taught by experts in specific areas of mathematics.

Majors and minors

Union offers three degrees in mathematics:

Mathematics—four-year bachelor of arts degree
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Mathematics—four-year bachelor of science degree
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Mathematics Education—four-year bachelor of science degree
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Career options

Actuaries

Use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.

Job outlook
22% growth (much faster than average)

Median pay
$101,000

Statistician

Analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.

Job outlook
33% growth (much faster than average)

Median pay
$84,000

Economist

Study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

Job outlook
6% growth (average)

Median pay
$102,000