Careers

Curious about your career possibilities? Our in-depth, innovative program has prepared students for careers throughout the state and across the nation. While teaching is a popular career path among MACS alumni, our graduates have been employed in a wide range of careers from banking to software development.

With the skills they learn from gaining a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, students can become:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Computer engineers
  • Environmental statistician
  • Meteorologists
  • Software developers
  • Research analysts
  • Tax investigators
  • Urban Planners

 Currently, mathematics teachers are in demand throughout the state and the nation. If you are willing to work in an underserved community for a few years after graduation, your student loans may be forgiven completely as a part of a federal incentive program.

For more information about careers for Mathematics and Computer Science majors, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s Web site or contact our department to speak with a faculty advisor. The world is at your fingertips. Are you ready?

FHSU Mathematics and Computer Science graduates - out in the world


Michael J. Wahlmeier (2006)
Mathematics Teacher
Washburn Rural High School
Topeka, KS

I currently am teaching AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB and Geometry. I also coach Freshman Girls’ Basketball. I apply the techniques and methods I gained at FHSU every day. I did my Student Teaching in the spring of 2006 at Washburn Rural High School. My education at FHSU completely prepared me to begin my career.

Joan Dreiling (2008)
Graduate Student
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

In fall 2008, I started a Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. While at FHSU, I completed two internships: University of Colorado, Boulder - Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA - Science Undergraduate Laboratory. These were crucial in confirming my desire to obtain a graduate education in physics. They provided me with additional lab experience and increased confidence in my ability to conduct scientific research. I was involved in Society of Physics Students, Astronomy Club, MACS Club, and Sigma Pi Sigma, Kappa Mu Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. These activities gave me the opportunity to become more involved with other students and faculty and to participate in activities designed to share physics with younger students. Partially because of these experiences, I have decided that I will likely pursue a career in education.