Well, the title isn't quite right. I want to study (pure) math, but this probably isn't the most employable STEM major out there. So, since I do plan on pursuing a BA in mathematics, I've also been thinking about what I can do/take additionally in the coming years that would allow for avenues other than academia. Unfortunately, my options are limited by a few obstacles: Applied math, a field that I otherwise would like to explore, is in the engineering school. This makes it impossible to double major in it with pure math. It looks like even taking classes cross-schools is a hassle, but hypothetically a minor might be possible. My school has a fairly substantial core curriculum that all students must complete, one of the most expansive in the United States. Although this was one of the features that drew me to the school I will be attending, it does make it harder to fit in important classes. In particular, a double major seems to be only possible by dint of immense effort, as was the impression one survivor left me. Possibly worst of all, I don't love programming, nor am I great at it. I took java this past year in high school and can tolerate it if I'm coding towards some purpose, but I don't think I could go into a field where the entirety of my work consisted of creating/fixing code. I have been receiving a lot of pressure from my family and coworkers (I have a summer job in a computer science lab) to do computer science, but I don't think it's the field for me. Okay, I realize that it might be a little bit too early to worry so much about employability in four distant years. I am paranoid, but I believe for good reasons. For one, the heavy core makes it hard to switch majors later on and so the intro classes taken freshman year largely determine what to take in later years. And I have to sign up for these intro classes in roughly three weeks. So I guess my main question is what a math major could do to improve employability, keeping in mind the challenges I described above. Although employability is a concern of mine, I also don't want to sacrifice too much on the math side of my degree (I am planning to take real analysis freshman year, for instance). I know this is probably hard to balance. Also, is it really that hard to get a (relevant) job with just a pure math degree? If not, that would take a lot of pressure off. From searching on this forum, I know that some users caution against doing pure math only, but there may other voices out there that I haven't heard, hence my question. If anyone has experience job hunting in recent years with some type of math degree, hearing your stories would be really helpful to me in planning out my college career. Thanks.