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Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own. The Career Blueprint offers more information about the competencies you can develop through coursework in the liberal arts. 

Prepared for Anything

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers mathematics and computer science majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately, will help you find a rewarding profession. Check out recent jobs math and computer science majors have landed.

Skills You Will Gain as a Mathematics or Computer Science Major

  • Conceptualizing complex systems
  • Testing solutions
  • Reasoning algorithmically
  • Describing technical information to a non-technical person
  • Coordinating tasks
  • Paying attention to detail
  • Developing and writing research proposals
  • Utilizing formulas
  • Seeing relationships among factors
  • Designing and using computer simulations
  • Reviewing scientific literature
  • Drawing meaningful conclusions

Graduate School

Successful involvement in undergraduate level research is one of the best predictors that a student will flourish in graduate school. Recent mathematics and computer science students have been accepted at some of the best schools in the country.

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

Recent Job Placements

Accenture (consulting)
AETNA Life and Casualty (actuarial)
Aon Consulting (actuarial)
Circuit City
Federal Deposit Insurance Commission
First Investors Corporation
Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company
IBM Global Services
Innovative Medical Education (Program Manager)
Lockheed Martin (Software Engineer)
Medical Software & Computer Systems
MRJ Technology Solutions
Perdue, Inc.
Public Schools (Henrico, Chesterfield, Virginia Beach)
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (actuary)
Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Recent Graduate School Admissions  

Math majors have, in recent years, been admitted to graduate programs at the following universities:

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Duke University
Harvard University
London School of Economics
MIT
Notre Dame University
Rice University
Stanford University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
VCU, Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Tech

Career Services

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(804) 289-8547
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