Careers and Graduate Study

Career Information

General information

Here are just a few of the careers that use mathematics:

  • Actuarial Mathematics, Research Analyst, Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Economist.
  • Law or Medicine, Music, Technical Writing.
  • Operations Research, Public Heath and Epidemiology, Public Policy.
  • Research Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching.

Useful resources:

Actuarial Careers

Where W&L math majors have found jobs after graduation

(This is an incomplete list.)

Federal Reserve (research assistant International Finance), Brattle Group DC (research analyst), Ernst & Young (technology advisor), Healthcare Consulting Milliman (actuarial), Nationwide Insurance (application developer), Hewlett-Packard (java developer), Epic (integration engineer, technical services analyst), Department of Defense, Edj Analytics.

Graduate School Information

How to apply to math grad school:  information from Professor Denne.

Graduate School, Summer Programs, and more: Information provided by the American Mathematical Society.

Graduate program rankings

American Mathematical Society annual survey

National Research Council

2014 U.S. News

Where W&L students have gone to graduate school

(These are incomplete lists.)

Mathematics & Statistics

UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Univeristy of Iowa, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Wake Forest University.


Boston University (MS Mathematical Finance), Carnegie Mellon (Finance), Duke University (PhD in Physics), University of Virginia (Medical School), University of Pennsylvania (PhD in Computer Science), University of South Carolina (Medical School), City University of New York (PhD Economics), Harvard's Graduate School of Design.