Do you know how many
career options open up for you if you major in mathematics,

or complement another
field with a second major or a minor in mathematics?

Teaching and academic
research, actuarial work, financial analysis, risk analysis, and

software engineering
are only among the most obvious of the rich array of interesting,

challenging, and
rewarding mathematics-related careers.

How should mass transportation
be scheduled, with enough stops to meet riders'

needs while also allowing
them to quickly reach their destinations? How should huge

databases, such as those
used in the human genome project, be designed so that they

can be searched quickly?
What is the optimal shape for high-altitude balloons, such

as those NASA uses in research
on the upper atmosphere? Mathematics is key to the

solutions of these and a
myriad of other problems. Additional examples of the

application of mathematics
can be found at

Just as mathematical careers
are very diverse, so too are the people in these careers,

with men and women from
all ethnic backgrounds contributing to this field.

Mathematics is unrivaled
in promoting mental agility and analytic skills. This makes

mathematics majors and minors
highly sought out by a wide range of employers as

well as by professional
schools such as law and medicine.

Check out these web sites,
where you can get much more information, including

examples of recent graduates
in mathematics who have started their careers using their major.

Interested? Please
talk to your professor and follow up with either of the

undergraduate mathematics
advisors listed below.

Lowell Abrams, Old Main 101A,
202-994-8119, labrams@gwu.edu

Murli Gupta, Old Main 109D,
202-994-4857, mmg@gwu.edu