Major in Mathematics

Become a mathematician • Think critically • Make a difference

Learn how to think and analyze creatively.

In the mathematics major, you'll practice deductive reasoning, make precise calculations, analyze data and approach math with creativity and passion. Mathematics majors are equipped to work in a number of industries including education, cryptology, computer science, business and forensics.

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Learn to think creatively

Mathematics isn't just about working through technical formulas and generating meaningful results. It's about being able to take any problem and think creatively and critically to come up with an effective solution. 

Collaborate with others

JBU’s small class size gives students the perfect environment for solving hard problems with experts in the field. Math students work on problems together in study sessions.

Practice versatile skills

The technical and intellectual skills you'll learn are broadly applicable to careers in economics, finance, business, political science and engineering. Each of the top 15 highest-earning college degrees has one common factor: they all require a great deal of math. (Source: Forbes).

Analyze concrete and abstract problems at JBU.

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What to expect as a mathematics student at JBU


Work with brilliant faculty

JBU math professors are brilliant and accessible to students, often scheduling one-on-one tutoring and attending student study groups in the evenings.


Present undergraduate research

You will have several opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects and other forms of experiential learning alongside faculty.


Get hired

There is a high demand for mathematicians in the workplace, and the 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook (Mathematics Section) shows that a mathematician's median pay is $96,280 per year.

What can you do with a mathematics degree?

Students in the mathematics department have a wide range of fields to explore post-graduation given the adaptability of the skills taught in the major.

Financial mathematics

You can study the way in which businesses, organizations and individuals use their resources. Stock market analysis, mortgage backing and financial derivatives are just some ways in which mathematics majors can apply their knowledge to financial mathematics.

Forensic analyst

You could collect and analyze data from crime scenes using skills that math majors learn like researching, critical thinking, attention to detail and deductive reasoning.


Government agencies, private organizations and corporations need people who can analyze, collect, classify and make inferences from data. Training in mathematics is highly desired for these types of careers.


Actuary professionals take mathematics and science and apply them to the fields of finance and insurance.

Climate analyst

Studying and predicting long-term changes in global weather requires critical thinking, numerical study and other skills that you will learn as a math major.


In this profession, you can use mathematical algorithms for network security. A background in mathematics is extremely marketable for this type of work.

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