• Career and Postgraduate Opportunities

    Mathematics majors at Hamline tend to pursue careers in three broad areas. Some teach at the elementary or secondary school level. Others enter graduate school to prepare for college teaching and mathematical research. A growing number go directly into industry or business. Students with a second major besides mathematics often enter graduate school in that field. A degree in mathematics prepares students for a wide range of careers, not only in the traditional fields of actuarial sciences, engineering, physics or chemistry, but also in such diverse fields as biology, medicine, linguistics, law, business, and the social sciences. Mathematics plays a major role in the creation and analysis of theoretical models, and also in data collection and interpretation. A degree in mathematics is also an excellent pre-professional degree for a career in law or medicine.

    To prepare students for these careers, challenges, and opportunities, the Department of Mathematics provides a wide range of resources. We recognize that we not only teach students, but that students must seize the opportunity to learn. The Department of Mathematics acts as a catalyst, uniting diverse interests of students with the mathematical tools they need.

    Hamline graduates have pursued advanced degrees in graduate schools at:  

    • Indiana University 
    • Northwestern University 
    • University of Minnesota 
    • University of Nebraska 
    • University of Wisconsin

    and are pursuing careers in a variety of industries, at companies such as: 

    • Lawrence Livermore Labs 
    • TRW Automotive 
    • Minnesota Mutual Insurance 
    • Toche-Ross 

    Each faculty member of the Department of Mathematics is available to answer any questions you may have about courses in the department, careers involving mathematics, Hamline Plan requirements, or more general questions. 

    The study of mathematics opens a student to a wide variety of career paths. The following web sites contain information about specific careers: 


    HIPAL for Career Readiness

    First-year students are encouraged to check out HIPAL (Hamline Initiative for Professional and Academic Liaisons), a new program to help students studying in the sciences prepare for life after college. See our article in Inside Hamline for more information about the program and how to apply.


  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in Mathematics.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.