Math and Numbers

Analytical skills. The ability to break down a complicated problem into smaller, approachable steps. Attention to detail. Critical thinking skills and sound reasoning. It’s hard to imagine an employer or graduate school admissions counselor who isn’t looking for these traits. Now use your analytical skills to deduce which Pitt offerings plus you equal a meaningful college experience. 

Tamara Farrell

“My long-term goal is to find a way to utilize my technical skills to somehow improve the livelihoods of others. The only way to do that is to make sure that I speak up, which is why finding my voice has been one of the most valuable takeaways from my time here at Pitt.”

–Tamara Farrell (Economics and Statistics)

Read about Tamara Farrell's Dietrich School experience as an economics-statistics joint major.

Popular Majors

Students interested in numbers often explore such majors and minors as:

Enrichment Opportunities

Students interested in numbers have enhanced their studies with some of the following opportunities:

Career Choices

Recent graduates in numbers have gone on to exciting careers, with such titles as: 

  • Biostatistician, National Institutes of Health
  • Editor-in-Chief, Lifetime Data Analysis
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AIG
  • Finance and Risk Manager, The World Bank Group
  • Quantitative Researcher, The Climate Corporation
  • Market Research Executive, Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
  • Marketing Analyst, Modern Marketing Concepts
  • Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Research, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Principal Research Officer, Barclays Global Investors
  • Professor
  • Research Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Research Statistician, University of Oxford Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin