Mathematical Analytics and Operations Research
- Bachelor of Science
Math is everywhere, offering broad career choices. Mathematical analytics and operations research major addresses a critical need in business for scientifically-trained analysts who can use mathematical models to interpret big data, analyze markets and forecast trends. This major is ideally suited to students with an interest in business or economics. Students will develop the skills to perform data analysis and develop reliable models for forecasting, decision-making and long-term planning in fields ranging from financing to entertainment and education. This major has big impact on our big data world.
Freshmen: Coursework in mathematics and computer science form the basis for advanced study of analytical methods, with a number of required and optional courses in statistics and economics.
Transfer Students: The UC Transfer Pathway for this major strongly recommends that all lower-division requirements (equivalent to the first two years of courses) be completed prior to transferring.
At the upper division level, you will plan your coursework with the help of a faculty adviser. The major requires coursework in either economics or agricultural and resource economics, and concludes with a capstone research course.
- Operations Research Analyst
- Financial Quantitative Analyst
- General and Operations Manager
- Applied economy and management
- Business analytics and risk management
- Marketing communications
- AAA Insurance
- Vision USA, Inc.
- Bank of America
Explore internships and jobs on campus and beyond.
Your course roadmap
Find the detailed course requirements for your program and map out your path to graduation.
The faculty you will work with
Our undergraduates work directly with our faculty through research projects and labs.
Global learning programs
Expand your horizons by studying abroad or pursuing global learning on campus.
Get hands on with your interests. Participate in one of our hundreds of research opportunities.
What can I do with my major?
Learn how to connect your major to career opportunities.