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## How to become a Mathematician

Most universities offer a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. Courses include probability and statistics, abstract algebra, advanced calculus, applied regression analysis, complex variables, and applied probability. Graduates at this level who meet specific certification requirements may become middle or high school mathematics teachers.

Candidates who have a double major in mathematics and a related discipline, such as computer science, engineering, physical science, or statistics, are particularly desirable to many employers.

In private industry, mathematicians are typically required to have an advanced degree - either a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Applied Mathematics. For a position as a Professor of Mathematics in a college or university, a Doctoral Degree in Mathematics is required.