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Mathematics & Statistics

What can I do with my degree?

About the program

As a Mathematics and Statistics student, you’ll uncover the mathematical structure of random systems such as the economy and the stock market, health and survival, and weather forecasting.  You will build a solid foundation in linear algebra, calculus, probability and number theory, and learn to use professional software tools for mathematics and data analysis applications. After a Major in Mathematics and Statistics, you will have the knowledge and skills required to apply mathematics and statistics in professional careers in business, industry, or government agencies.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics page

Skills developed

As a student in Mathematics and Statistics, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Apply theoretical approaches to research problems  
  • Concentrate and pay attention to details  
  • Demonstrate analytical and quantitative skills 
  • Design experiments  
  • Evaluate theoretical models
  • Gather data and to formulate and test mathematical hypotheses 
  • Multitask  
  • Numerical computation skills  
  • Recognize and interpret data  
  • Strong computer skills 

  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write technical reports and essay
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Work under pressure 
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Analyze and evaluate information
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Accounting firms  
  • Aerospace industry  
  • Banks  
  • Biotechnology industry  
  • Brokerage firms  
  • Computer firms  
  • Consulting firms  
  • Electrical/electronic industry  
  • Educational institutions  
  • Engineering firms  
  • Financial institutions  
  • Government (federal, provincial and municipal)  
  • Insurance companies  
  • Investment companies  
  • Manufacturing firms  
  • Marketing and market research agencies  
  • Medical research institutes  
  • Military  
  • Mortgage companies  
  • Pharmaceutical companies  
  • Polling agencies
  • Research and development centres  
  • Resource and utility companies  
  • Software companies
  • Statistics canada  
  • Stock exchange 
  • Test development corporations  

Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Assistant auditor     
  • Bookkeeper     
  • Cost estimator     
  • Finance associate 
  • Financial analyst     
  • Financial planner 
  • Internal/external auditor 
  • Investment analyst     
  • Mortgage/loan officer     
  • Mortgage researcher 

  • Algorithm designer 
  • Applications programmer  
  • Budget analyst 
  • Business systems analyst 
  • Commercial risk methodologist 
  • Cost estimator 
  • Credit analyst 
  • Cryptanalyst 
  • Database technician/ analyst 
  • Debugging specialist 
  • EDP analyst (electronic data processing)   
  • Efficiency expert 
  • Employee benefits consultant 
  • Information specialist 
  • Inventory strategist 
  • Inventory control specialist 
  • ISO consultant     
  • Market research analyst   
  • Network administrator 
  • Numerical analyst 
  • Operations analyst 
  • Production support officer      
  • Purchasing agent 
  • Quality assurance analyst   
  • Quantitative analyst   
  • Risk analyst 
  • Risk management analyst     
  • Robotics technologist   
  • Satellite technician  
  • Security systems programmer 
  • Survey statistician     
  • Systems analyst 
  • Transportation planner 

  • Appraiser
  • Claims adjuster/representative  
  • Insurance agent/broker/salesperson     
  • Loans officer
  • Securities broker
  • Underwriter    

  • Assistant statistician   
  • Actuarial analyst
  • Junior actuary 
  • Public health statistician 
  • Survey 

  • Financial aid officer 
  • Health care analyst 
  • Labour relations researcher
  • Operations assistant/officer
  • Junior research analyst
  • Pension analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Public administrator
  • Tax/audit associate

  • Technical writer    
  • Tutor/instructor
  • Education developer
  • Financial aid officer
  • Program advisor/coordinator 
  • Undergraduate program assistant
  • Research assistant
  • Mathematics editor

Career possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Accountant  
  • Actuarial analyst  
  • Aerospace engineer  
  • Air traffic controller  
  • Applied statistician  
  • Astronomer  
  • Biostatistician  
  • Cipher expert  
  • Commodities trading manager  
  • Computer engineer  
  • Computer programmer  
  • Cryptographer  
  • Data control supervisor  
  • Data manager  
  • Data processing manager 
  • Database manager  
  • Demographer  
  • Econometrician  
  • Environmental mathematician 
  • Financial analyst  
  • Forensic analyst 
  • Industrial engineer  
  • Investment analyst  
  • Mathematical statistician 
  • Mathematician  
  • Meteorologist  
  • Psychometrician  
  • Rate analyst   
  • Research analyst  
  • Researcher 
  • Scientist 
  • Software developer  
  • Software engineer 
  • Statistician  
  • Systems analyst  
  • Teacher  
  • Underwriter 
  • University professor  
  • Vital statistician  

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshopscareer fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Locations

Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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