Career Development

Mathematics/Computer Science

When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College.  Discover more about the B.A. in Mathematics/Computer Science, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty

Want to find out more about a major?  Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Mathematics/Computer Science major at Purchase College.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.


  • Ability to analyze & solve problems
  • Tendency toward logical thinking
  • Abstract reasoning & keen observation
  • Strong technology skills
  • Proficiency for accuracy and detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to conduct & clearly explain research
  • Ability to organize, analyze & interpret numerical data
  • Critical thinking


  • Actuary
  • Application Developer
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Marketing/Sales
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Data Processor
  • Database Manager
  • Demographer
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Network Programmer
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst
  • Software Development Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter
  • Web Builder


  • Technology Companies
  • Software Design Firms
  • Financial Institutions/Banks
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturers
  • Telecommunication Companies
  • Major Corporations
  • Non Profit Organizations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - American Mathematical Society -  Mathematical Association of America - Math links - American Statistical Association - Association for Women in Mathematics - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - career information - Resources for undergraduate mathematics majors - Career profiles in math - Information on becoming an Actuary - IEEE Computer Society - Association for Computing Machinery - Association of Information Technology Professionals  Descriptions of specific game design jobs  Info on companies and wages regarding video game design jobs -  Entry-level video game design information, career information, industry news, and more - Guide to science careers  - The New York Academy of Sciences - Committed to advancing the careers of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni - Jobs for technology professionals - Jobs for the IT professional - Job search by skill - Computer jobs - Math jobs - Helps candidates find a job in the diverse field of mathematics - Math for America teaching fellowship - Financial services career website  - The Art and Business of Making Games, job listings by company or field – Professional network for scientists/researchers and job search

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Updated  9/15

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