Math, Physical & Computer Science

Department of Mathematics

Your University of Toronto degree doesn’t train you for one career, it prepares you for many careers.

Mathematicians are critical thinkers who analyze, assess situations and find solutions to problems.  Knowledge of mathematics opens gateways to many different professions. Aside from practical considerations, mathematics can be a highly satisfying intellectual pursuit. Employers value the problem solving skills and the analytical way of thinking that come with proper mathematical training. 
 

What do employers value about Department of Mathematics graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 94% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $58,791/year upon entering the workforce. 39% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Mathematics alumni most frequently apply their critical thinking and data analysis in these industries: 

  • Finance 
  • Research 
  • Education 
  • Engineering 
  • Arts and Design 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Business Development 
  • Sales 
  • Operations 
  • Consulting
  • Law
     

graduate or professional school

A Mathematics degree equips students with the critical thinking and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Mathematics
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Finance
     

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals like a mathematics alum who is now a Marketing and Events Coordinator at Monarch Park Stadium, and others in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options. 

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
 
Attend a Career Centre workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit cln.utoronto.ca for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Options in your Department

While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career with the following recommendations. 

Talk to your professors and teaching assistants to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your industry.  

Participate in the alumni-student mentorship program, or alternative mentorships with peers or retired professors. 

Take advantage of a Professional Experience Year (PEY), a paid internship that applies your skills in a project-based professional environment.

Take 329, a year-long course interacting with children at Lord Landsdowne school.

Consider a six-year joint program with OISE to complete your undergraduate degree in mathematics and receive a Master’s degree in teaching.