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Positions our graduates have held:

  • Actuary, William Mercer Inc.
  • Mathematician, Naval Surface Weapons Center
  • Senior systems analyst, Procter & Gamble
  • Professor, Earlham College
  • Budget analyst, U.S. Navy

Where our graduates study:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University Law School
  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Washington

Program Overview

At Transylvania, you will get a firm grounding in classical mathematics, while also taking courses that let you see math used in various applications. Students can also choose topical courses designed by their professors.

Transylvania's math program offers strong preparation for graduate study or careers in math by helping students become well-grounded in computing, math reasoning, and proofs. Our professors also encourage students to connect with other disciplines. Most of our recent graduates have had double majors, combining math studies with subject areas such as economics, computer science, pre-law, pre-medicine, or physics.

A variety of out-of-class opportunities expand students' knowledge of the field. Math majors may do research on and off campus or test themselves in national competitions. A student may want to complete an internship with an actuarial firm or study math abroad.


Mathematicians build careers in many diverse fields. The most popular career choice for mathematicians is teaching, which many find to be very rewarding. At the same time, one of the top 10 jobs in a math-related field is actuary, which applies statistics to determine the chance of risk and its financial consequences. Mathematicians work in operations research, computer science, cryptography, biotechnology, and more.

Explore the following links to learn more about careers in mathematics:

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