Students learn to think critically about calculus and advanced calculus, linear algebra, methods of proof, abstract algebra, computer programming, and statistics. The math major offers a liberal arts component that requires students to acquire a broad background in communication skills, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The core focus of the major is on developing students’ understanding and appreciation of the mathematical sciences, problem solving skills, and their ability to combine knowledge and skills in productive ways. Four concentrations are available that relate to the student’s specific career goals and interests. These can range from actuarial science to mathematics education for those interested in these fields.

Common employers

  • Anthem
  • Epic Systems
  • Geico
  • IBM
  • JBS
  • Poudre School District
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Vanguard

Common job titles

  • Actuary Analyst
  • Data Analyst/Coordinator
  • Digital Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Process Technician
  • Junior Software Engineer
  • Integrated Circuit Equipment Technician
  • Teacher

Factors of success

  • Engagement with the CSU Career Center
  • Internship or research involvement
  • GPA
  • On campus employment

Career checklist

    • Join a student organization relevant to Mathematics:
      • Go to the Career Center’s drop-in hours or schedule an appointment with a Career Educator to discuss what you should be doing to develop career skills. The Career Center is located at room 120 of the Lory Student Center. See or call (970) 491-5707 to see an advisor or to explore the many resources available. 
      • Log into Handshake, the CSU Career Center’s online location for on-campus jobs, internships, and careers. 
      • Learn about Mathematical concentrations and minors:
      • Join a student organization relevant to Mathematics: 
  • Go to the Career Center to discuss job/internship search strategies, create a resume and write a cover letter and tips for interviewing
  • Apply for summer internships or research opportunities related to Mathematics:
  • Update your resume and/or CV. 
  • Present research at CSU:
  • Attend a mock interview session at the Career Center to prepare for the job search or graduate school interviews. 
  • Attend many networking events to meet employers and increase your chances of landing a job. 
  • Ask three professors and/or employers to be professional references. 
  • You may continue to use the Career Center for guidance! All services are still available to you at no cost for one year after graduation and for a small fee after that.