Common Career Paths
- Numerical analyst
Mathematics may be one of the world’s oldest sciences, but it continues to play a vital role today – whether that be in a career directly related to mathematics or in the business world, where the use of quantitative skills are valued.
As a mathematics major at George Fox University, you will learn the mathematical theories, computational techniques, algorithms and computer technology needed to solve engineering, economic, physics, scientific and business problems. And, in addition to your math classes, you will take a liberal-arts core of courses – all taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.
Many of our graduates become math teachers in high schools or colleges, while others pursue careers in the sciences. Regardless of what field you enter, you will be equipped to solve real-world problems in our technology-driven society.
Potential teachers will be exposed to both the content within the field and the pedagogical tools necessary to become excellent teachers of mathematics. Graduates moving into either math-related areas or general business settings will be able to use the quantitative tools of mathematics as well as the deductive thought processes to solve the problems they will face.
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The job outlook is excellent for mathematics graduates. Many go on to graduate school, and our acceptance rate is high. Career opportunities in the actuarial sciences are projected to grow by 26 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – much faster than the average for other occupations. Likewise, the demand for statisticians is expected to grow by 27 percent in the same time period. We also have graduates who work in the field who are helping our students connect with internship and career opportunities.
- Data Analyst, Chrome Data Solutions
- Mathematician, NSA
- Mathematician/Scientist, National Security Technologies LLC
- CSR Billing & Licensing Specialist, HawkSoft
- Statistical Consultant, Federal Government
- Visiting Professor, Willamette University
- Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University
- Teacher, Grants Pass High School
- Teacher, Woodburn High School
- Product Strategy Analyst, Avalara
- Actuary, Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Texas Tech
- University of Montana
- Virginia Tech
- University of Hawaii
- North Carolina
- Virginia Commonwealth
- Oregon State University
Points of Distinction
- Math Lab – a great place for students to get tutoring help, work on projects or just enjoy hanging out with fellow math majors
- Professors who, while active as mathematicians, care deeply about teaching
- Opportunities to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member
What we offer
Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.
Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.
Our professors are current in their fields and care about each student who comes through the door. Instructors are accessible both inside and outside the classroom.
The Portland metro area provides plenty of opportunities for internships and job placements. Nike, Xerox and Intel are large employers in the region.
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges in study-abroad participation.
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.
Mathematics Student Experiences
“I entered George Fox with the intent to study mathematics, but I came away with so much more than just an education, thanks to the faculty. My professors spent their time investing in me and, as a result, I learned how to be an attentive student, inquisitive researcher and effective communicator. I now have a career applying mathematics to real-world problems, and my success today started with my time studying at George Fox.”
- Marylesa (Wilde) Howard (’07)
Mathematician/Scientist, National Security Technologies LLC