Importance of Mathematics

Grants students access to more than half of the current job market.

More than half of today's job market rely heavily on a strong mathematical foundation. Additionally, the vast majority of university degrees require taking mathematics courses. Students who choose to ignore mathematics, or not take it seriously in high school, forfeit many future career opportunities.

Academic degrees in the following areas require a strong foundation in mathematics:

  • Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering)
  • Life and Health Sciences (Biology, Psychology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Optometry)
  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Linguistics, Education, Geography)
  • Technological Sciences (Computer Science, Networking, Software Development)
  • Business and Commerce
  • Actuarial Science (used by insurance companies)
  • Medicine

Examples of mathematics in career fields:

  • Algebra: Computer Science, Cryptology, Networking, study of symmetry in Chemistry and Physics
  • Calculus: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Hydrodynamics, Rocket Science, molecular structure, option price modeling in Business and Economics models, and more.

Students' knowledge of mathematics has a strong bearing on college entrance and success during their first year of college.

Research has shown that students with low math scores have a difficult time progressing in their college majors.