CAREERS AND ALUMNI
Why Study Mathematics and Statistics?
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarship and service. Our courses are designed to provide every student with the technical background they will need, and to inculcate a love for the "veritas" of logical thought and elegant reasoning. The aim of our Undergraduate and Graduate programs is that our mathematics students can formalize, define, analyze, prove, and communicate mathematical results. At the graduate level, we offer an MA in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Statistics.
Mathematics plays an essential part in every area of modern technology, and in today's data-driven world, the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians has never been greater. Our core of basic courses are complemented with a wide range of specialized electives for you to personalize your experience depending on your career aspirations.
Our graduates have diverse careers, working at employers such as:
- Ernst and Young
- Willis Towers Watson
- New York Yankees
- JP Morgan Chase
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Lockheed Martin
- National Security Agency
Recent graduates also have gone on to medical school, law school, graduate studies in math-related fields and service organizations such as the Peace Corps.
Jacob Rozran '17 MS, Manager of Data Analytics for Xfinity Mobile Fraud Risk Management, Keeps Your Cell Phone Info Safe
When bad actors attempt to buy new phones online to sell on the secondary market, they’ll use stolen account credentials and credit card information. It’s Jacob Rozran’s job to weed out these fraudulent orders out. As the Manager of Data Analytics for Fraud Risk Management, he uses advanced analytics and data science to recognize red flags — protecting the company’s bottom line and preventing phony charges from popping up on its customers’ bills. READ MORE
Meghan Buckley '15 MS, biostatistician with the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Is Making an Impact in Local Healthcare
Statistical analysis probably doesn’t come to mind when you hear “Main Line Health;” you’re probably thinking doctors, diagnosis or disease. But analyzing healthcare systems and their data is how Villanova University Master’s grad Meghan Buckley spends her days. READ MORE