Why Study Math?

Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences and a demanding major. But even those who love the challenge of math need to make a living after they graduate. Mathematicians need to have good reasoning ability in order to identify, analyze, and apply basic logical principles to technical problems. This skill can be used in a large number of professional situations so those with a degree in mathematics are in demand for a great variety of occupations.

Prof. Robert Kohn produced this powerpoint for a talk on February 8, 2011, entitled "What Can You Do With a Math Degree?"

Below are some other math related careers:

Please view our alumni profiles to find out what NYU Math major alums are doing.