Careers and Graduate Study

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Career Information

General information

Here are just a few of the careers that use mathematics:

  • Actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, biomathematics, biostatistics, computer science, financial mathematics, economics.
  • Data science, data analyst.
  • Law, medicine, music, technical writing.
  • Operations research, public heath, epidemiology, public policy.
  • Research mathematics, statistics, education.

Useful resources:

Actuarial Careers

Where W&L math majors have found jobs after graduation

(This is an incomplete list.)

Federal Reserve (research assistant International Finance), Deutsche Bank (investment banking), Brattle Group DC (research analyst), Ernst & Young (technology advisor), Healthcare Consulting Milliman (actuarial), Nationwide Insurance (application developer), Hewlett-Packard (java developer), Epic (integration engineer, technical services analyst), Department of Defense, Edj Analytics.

Graduate School Information

How to apply to math grad school:  information from Professor Denne.

Graduate School, Summer Programs, and more: Information provided by the American Mathematical Society.

Graduate program rankings

American Mathematical Society annual survey

National Research Council

U.S. News rankings

Where W&L students have gone to graduate school

(These are incomplete lists.)

Mathematics & Statistics

UC Berkeley, North Carolina State University, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Univeristy of Iowa, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Wake Forest University.


Boston University (MS Mathematical Finance), Carnegie Mellon (Finance), Duke University (PhD in Physics), University of Virginia (Medical School), University of Pennsylvania (PhD in Computer Science), University of South Carolina (Medical School), City University of New York (PhD Economics), Harvard's Graduate School of Design.