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Skills and Careers


Math degrees offer a large selection of in-demand skills you can put directly on your resume. Below are just some of the skills you can learn in our programs:

  • Research – gain experience with in-depth investigations, learn to read technical publications, practice perseverance and determination
  • Project management – complete a senior project and show off your product
  • Teamwork – collaborate with fellow students to solve complex problems
  • Public speaking – present your senior project to an audience of faculty and peers
  • Mathematical modeling – study phenomena using equations and algorithms
  • Data analysis – forecast trends using statistical methods
  • Scientific computing – learn to use and apply Python, Matlab, Sage, etc
  • Higher-level thinking – study abstract concepts and recognize their applications, engage in critical thinking, make connections

Read more about skills gained in mathematics.


There is a wide variety of careers that start with a degree in Mathematics. You can learn more and speak with a knowledgeable advisor at  Boise State University Career Services.

Here are a few examples of career outcomes reported by our recent graduates:

  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Scientific computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming and software development
  • Teaching in colleges and universities
  • Teaching in schools
  • Analytics, data science, business intelligence
  • Risk management and actuarial
  • Finance and business
  • … and many more!


Here are just a few examples of local and national companies and organizations that have hired our graduates:

  • Clearwater Analytics
  • Micron Technology
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • NSA
  • Idaho National Labs
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Wells Fargo
  • Boise State University
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Meridian High, and many other local schools

Additional information on careers