# Careers in Mathematics

A bachelor's degree in mathematics prepares students for jobs in statistics, computer programming, actuarial science, mathematical modeling, cryptography, data analysis, and teaching, to name just a few. Because of the versatile nature of mathematics, graduates of UW-Stevens Point with a mathematics major have enjoyed solid job prospects in varied industries including insurance, banking, financial services, government (federal and state), education, software publishing, consulting, e-commerce, and health care.

Job sites for undergraduate mathematics majors. If you are considering majoring in Mathematics but aren't sure of what career options might be available with a degree in Math, then here are a few references for you to consider:

## Summer Research for Undergraduates

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.

**Search for REU Sites.** Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.