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These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Pure Mathematics

Pure mathematics is the creation, development and exploration of the form and knowledge of mathematics itself, paying considerable attention to the investigation and description of fundamental patterns and structure. 

Key Skills & Knowledge

Problem solving: Develop research models and establish hypotheses using logical thinking, cause, effect and forecasting; measure distances, sizes and relationships.

Analysis and evaluation: Perform calculations and analyze probabilities; attention to detail; conceptualize and synthesize complex numbers, formulae and statistics.

Communication: Share research findings with both technical and non-technical audiences through oral presentations and written communication.

Technical: Design and use computer simulations.

Analytical: Use of critical and creative thinking to evaluate ideas and see relationships among factors; identifying pattern, structure and relationship identification.

Research: Survey design and analysis; gather, analyze and synthesize data.

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Actuary
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astronomer
  • Banker
  • Biometrician
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Risk Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Database Administrator
  • Demographer
  • Developer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Information Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Data Analyst
  • Methodologist
  • Modeling Manager
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Pension Specialist
  • Program Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Senior Negotiator
  • Statistical Consultant
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Investigator
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter
  • Video Game Programmer
  • Web Site Developer

Potential Industries

  • Accounting Firms
  • Banking & Investements
  • Credit Risk
  • Data Management Companies
  • Disease Control / Prevention Centres
  • Education
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Companies / Institutions
  • Government
  • Information Technologies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Medical Research
  • Opinion Researchers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Post-Secondary
  • Software and Program Development
  • Statistical Research & Analysis
  • Technology Companies
  • Associations & Professional Development

    Workshops

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    Did you know?

    Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

    Publications

    Key Contacts

    Faculty Contact
    Math Sciences Building, Room 476
    T: 403.220-5210
    W: http://math.ucalgary.ca/

    Clubs on Campus: Society of Calgary Undergraduate Mathematics

    Career Services
    MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
    T: 403.220.8020
    E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
    W: ucalgary.ca/careers