Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

Careers & Internships

A major in mathematics offers a strong background for all fields that demand logical reasoning and precision of thought. A surprising number of famous people began as mathematics majors, ranging from Michael Jordan and Art Garfunkel to Lewis Carroll and Leon Trotsky. Many of our graduates have been admitted to medical school, law school and graduate programs in economics, management, financial mathematics, computer science and engineering. Others have become teachers in middle school, high school or junior college. Some have entered Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in mathematics and related fields.

A major in statistics is excellent preparation for students who prefer to apply mathematics to other disciplines. Many of our former students have entered graduate programs in anthropology, psychology, operations research and business where their background in statistics is of inestimable value. Others have chosen to become actuaries or statisticians employed by industry or government.

Some of our graduates choose to pursue a teaching career, at such institutions as:

  • Benedictine University
  • Chicago State University
  • College of DuPage
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Loyola Academy
  • Mather High School
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Mother Guerin High School, River Grove
  • Saddleback College, California

Graduates interested in pursuing a career in industry have obtained positions at such firms as:

  • AC Nielsen
  • Allstate
  • Bank of America
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • CNA
  • InfoKinetics
  • Kraft Foods
  • LongView Solutions
  • M.I.T. Lincoln Lab
  • Paine Webber Inc.
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Quotesmith.com
  • TransUnion LLC
  • TRW