I'm currently heading towards an engineering disciple(electrical), but have thought about switching to math, since I think I'd really enjoy being a professor. I've always had a passion for math, I find myself enjoying math classes more than any other subject. Although, I do understand that I've yet to take any "advanced" mathematics topics. I've chosen the engineering route due to the possible better job security. I've also heard that the requirements to get to the professor level are daunting. Aside from the PhD, you're going to need published material, research, etc. Also, working your way through the murky waters of promotion to become a full-time professor. The only downside is that, even though I plan on going to graduate school, should I not, what options does a bachelors in mathematics leave me with? Business? I've heard about doing "actuary" work, but aside from that, you mine as well forget teaching math at the college level unless you have a masters. Without a PhD, I doubt you'll be hired full time at any major university. Not to mention I couldn't teach public school(k-12) without the proper certifications/training. And no, I really don't have any interesting in teaching at primary/secondary schools. Although I've heard the benefits can be great, what are the odds of becoming a full-time professor should a person continue into the doctorate level and get involved with research? What skills would a BS in math provide to make you attractive for the job market? /w a PhD? What other careers are possible with a math degree? Where do you see math in the future? How is the salary? I bring all of this up since, I've read stories of engineering being shipped overseas, therefore lowering my once implied thought of job security. Either way, I plan on becoming a hired math tutor for my university when I meet the requirements, and see how I enjoy it. Any input is welcome.