/ Mathematics and Statistics Department

After Graduation

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

The document What Can I Do with a Major in Mathematics?, produced by Hope College's Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, contains a list of many professions available to students who graduate with a mathematics major.

K–12 Teaching

Our department supports teacher education programs for elementary and secondary teaching certification by the Michigan Department of Education. Students learn the broad range of content taught in the schools, and gain the 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, statistics, data science or a related field. Mathematics graduates from Hope have gone on to do graduate work in:

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Data science
  • 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
  • Data science
  • Actuarial science
  • Biomathematics/bioinformatics
  • Cryptography
  • Finance

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