Mathematics is a subject of vital importance that underpins many activities of our modern world.

Why study Mathematics?

Employers recognise University of Waikato Mathematics graduates for their analytical and problem solving skills as well as their high level of numeracy, which are critical skills for a broad range of jobs.

If you are a graduate with a Mathematics degree, or even with a strong Mathematical component to your degree, you will be a valuable person in today's workforce, with a qualification that appeals to a wide range of employers including banks, insurance companies, schools and government departments.

There is strong employer demand for Mathematicians, due to a shortage of Mathematics graduates and in particular a critical shortage of Mathematics teachers.

Studying Mathematics in combination with another subject means you can work in a number of different fields, such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, Finance, Engineering (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering), Physics, Electronics, Banking and Meteorology.

Capable students should consider the flexible double major options in Mathematics and Computer Science, or Mathematics and Data Analytics.

Career Opportunities

  • Data analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • IT or Computing Analyst
  • Mathematical Modeler
  • Meteorologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Secondary School Teacher

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