/ Mathematics Department

After Graduation

Students who graduate with a major in mathematics often pursue graduate study in mathematics or a related field, go directly into a variety of careers involving mathematics, or go on to teach in elementary or secondary schools.

K–12 Teaching

Our mathematics for secondary teachers and mathematics for elementary teachers programs are approved for certification by the Michigan Department of Education. Students earn a mathematics major that spans the broad range of content taught in the schools, and also provides depth of knowledge required for teachers to be versatile and committed to lifelong learning.

Graduate Study

Students graduating with a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics are well prepared for graduate study in mathematics or a related field. Mathematics graduates from Hope have gone on to do graduate work in:

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Library science
  • Other fields

Careers in Mathematics

Many careers in a variety of settings are available to graduates with mathematics majors. Popular options include jobs in:

  • Statistics
  • Actuarial science
  • Biomathematics/bioinformatics
  • Cryptography
  • Finance

Visit the following pages for more information on the wide range of available career options: