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Mathematics

As a mathematics major, you can focus on the study of the theoretical aspects of mathematics or explore applications to other fields. You can choose one of seven different concentrations and take a rich variety of courses in analysis, algebra, topology, geometry, probability, statistics and logic to tailor a program that meets your individual needs and interests.

Sample Courses

  • Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World
  • Prove It!
  • Introduction to Number Theory
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

45%   Employed
58%   Attending Grad School
2%     Seeking Acceptance

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (50%)
  • Technology (18%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (13%)
  • Communications/Media (9%)
  • Education (9%)

Where 2018 Mathematics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Academia.com Software Engineer
Aon Group Finance Leadership Program Analyst
AT&T Cybersecurity Engineer Level 1
  Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Investment Banking Analyst
Barclays Equity Trading Analyst
  Emerging Markets Credit Trading Analyst  
Bates White Economics Consultant
Belvedere Trading LLC Derivatives Trader
BlackRock Equity Investment Analyst
Cornell University Researcher
Duolingo Software Engineer
Egnyte Software Engineer
Evercore Partners Restructuring Analyst
EY Technology Consultant
Figma Software Engineer
Goldman Sachs Strats Analyst
Analyst
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIB Credit Risk Analyst
MathWorks Associate Software Developer
Optiver Quantitative Trader
Polygraph Data Visualization Specialist
Starfish Capital LLC Chief Investment Officer

 

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science (35%)
  • Mathematics (31%)
  • Economics (12%)
  • Biostatistics (4%), Finance (4%), Engineering Physics (4%), Management (4%), Physics (4%), Statistics (4%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD (69%)
  • MEng (12%)
  • MS (8%), MA (8%)
  • MPhil (4%)

Where 2018 Mathematics Graduatess Study

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peking University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Wake Forest University