Department of MathematicsWestern Science

Careers with Degree in Mathematics

All first-year students enrolled in a science program at Western gain a basic understanding of the backbone of science through at least one course in mathematics. Mathematics involves the creation and study of abstract structures which appear in all forms of scientific inquiry.

Undergraduate degrees at Western are organized into modules. There are numerous mathematics modules that cater to varying degree and career objectives. Interested student are encouraged to contact us or the math department representatives at information sessions at intent to register in February/March of each year.

We encourage our undergraduates to work closely with faculty through undergraduate research programs, the mathematics scholars group and the pizza seminar. Faculty members have successfully mentored scholars elective students and we look forward to helping many more.

Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.

Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.

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Careers Related to Mathematics

Research / Technical

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Developer
  • Astronomy
  • Research Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mathematical Technician
  • Statistician

Government / Education

  • Professor
  • Mathematician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Special Librarian
  • Planetary Scientist
  • Teacher
  • Demographer
  • Economist

Computers

  • Technical Writer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • System Support Representative
  • Information Specialist
  • Computer Systems analyst
  • Operations/Systems
  • Researcher

Business

  • Sales, Technical Equipment
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Actuary
  • Risk Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Management

Skills and Abilities Related to Mathematics

Investigation

  • Defining a research problem
  • Developing a research model
  • Establishing hypotheses
  • Gathering/analysing data
  • Evaluating ideas
  • Seeing relationships among data
  • Drawing meaningful conclusions
  • Utilizing logical processes

Computation

  • Measuring distances / sizes / relationships
  • Performing calculations
  • Modeling
  • Maintaining records
  • Utilizing formulas
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Analyzing probabilities

Communication

  • Developing and writing research proposals
  • Reviewing scientific literature
  • Summarizing research findings
  • Informing/explaining/instructing
  • Preparing technical reports
  • Manipulating

Technical

  • Using instruments
  • Establishing and controlling hypothetical designs
  • Observing data/things
  • Designing / using computer simulations