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The top 10 best jobs in the recent rankings include mathematician, operations research analyst, actuary, statistician, and one of the best paid and most in demand: data scientist.

Master's Degrees and Honors College

The Department of Mathematics offers a variety of interdisciplinary accelerated 5-year BS/MS programs! This program meshes well with an Honors College thesis. Transition to the graduate program happens during the 4th year. Planning early is the key to success for these programs; for more information, visit 5-year Master's or contact Dr. Pat Wilber, Graduate Coordinator of the Math Department, at

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Potential Career Options

     With a certificate in conflict transformation, you can pursue various careers that focus on effectively resolving conflicts and promoting peace in different settings. Here are some potential career options:

Conflict Resolution Specialist: Work with organizations or as an independent consultant to develop strategies and interventions for managing and resolving conflicts within teams, workplaces, or communities.

Peacebuilding Coordinator: Coordinate and implement peacebuilding initiatives in conflict-affected areas, working with communities, NGOs, and government agencies to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace.

Humanitarian Aid Worker: Provide assistance and support to communities affected by conflict, working with humanitarian organizations to deliver essential services, facilitate peacebuilding efforts, and promote human rights.

Community Development Officer: Work with communities to identify sources of conflict, develop strategies for conflict prevention and resolution, and support community-led initiatives for sustainable development and peace.

Diplomat: Represent your country or organization in diplomatic negotiations, peace talks, and conflict resolution efforts at local, national, or international levels to facilitate peaceful resolutions to conflicts.

Policy Analyst: Analyze policies related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and international relations, providing insights and recommendations to governments, NGOs, and international organizations.

Organizational Conflict Resolution Specialist: Help organizations manage internal conflicts, develop conflict resolution policies and procedures, and train staff in conflict resolution techniques to create a positive and productive work environment.
International Development Consultant: Work with international development agencies, NGOs, and governments to design and implement projects that address the root causes of conflict, promote social cohesion, and support peacebuilding efforts.

Mediator: Facilitate negotiations and discussions between conflicting parties to help them reach mutually acceptable agreements and resolutions.

Arbitrator: Act as a neutral third party to make binding decisions on conflicts when parties cannot reach a mutual agreement, often used in legal disputes or labor negotiations.

Negotiation Consultant: Provide expertise and guidance to individuals and organizations in negotiation processes, helping them achieve their goals while managing conflicts effectively.

Ombudsman/Ombudsperson: Serve as a neutral and confidential resource for individuals within organizations, offering guidance, mediation, and conflict resolution services to address grievances and disputes.

Human Resources (HR) Manager: Utilize conflict management skills to handle employee disputes, facilitate communication, and create policies and procedures that promote a positive work environment.

Community Engagement Coordinator: Work with communities to address conflicts, build relationships, and promote dialogue and collaboration for positive social change.

International Development Consultant: Apply conflict management principles in international development projects, working to address social, political, and economic conflicts to promote sustainable development and peace.

Educator/Trainer: Teach conflict management skills and techniques to individuals, organizations, and communities through workshops, training programs, and educational initiatives.

     These careers offer opportunities to make a meaningful impact by helping individuals and organizations navigate conflicts constructively and foster positive relationships. Depending on your interests and expertise, you can choose a career path that aligns with your goals and aspirations in the field of conflict management. These are just a few examples, and there are many other career paths you can explore depending on your interests, skills, and the specific context in which you want to work. It's also beneficial to gain practical experience through internships, volunteer work, or networking opportunities to enhance your career prospects in conflict transformation.

UA Career Services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals.  Meet with a Career Services Coordinator to discuss career exploration, career development and career opportunities.

Services include:

  • Connecting UA majors to in-demand jobs
  • What can I do with this major?
  • Resume and cover letter writing skills
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Job search strategies
  • Handshake networking and job board
  • Career fairs
  • Employer information sessions
  • And much more

Where do math alumni work?

Here are some of the many places in the public and private sectors where graduates of the UA math department have been employed.

  • Ashland University
  • Babcock and Wilcox Company
  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Bio-Med Science Academy
  • Aircraft Braking Systems
  • American Greetings
  • Americhem
  • Bell Labs
  • Bell and Howe
  • Brown-Mackie
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Cisco Systems
  • College of Mt. Saint Joseph
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Diebold Nixdorf
  • Equity Engineering Group
  • FairIssac
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General-Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • General Electric
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • IBM
  • InfoCision Management Corp.
  • Kent State
  • KeyBank
  • Luke Engineering
  • Los Alamos National Lab
  • MathWorks
  • Mercury Insurance
  • Michigan Aerospace Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • MRI Software: Property and Investment Management Services
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • National Security Agency
  • Omnova
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Technigraphics
  • Tegrit: Technology Solutions and Consulting
  • Towers Watson
  • University of Akron
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Westfield Insurance