Mathematics and statistics are found in almost every sector of work, academia, and everyday life. Math and statistics majors develop many transferable skills including critical thinking, problem diagnosis and solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills.
Mathematicians work as analysts, research associates, technical consultants, computer scientists, or systems engineers, to name a few. Earning a graduate degree in a related area such as statistics, computer science, science, or engineering combined with an undergraduate math background could lead to interesting careers such as bioinformatics, digital imaging, climatology, or financial mathematics.
Statistics is the science of learning from data and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty as an essential factor in scientific and societal advances. Statistics is critical as academia, businesses, and governments increasingly demand expertise in making data-driven decisions.Statistics is becoming more important in modern society in providing succinct information for making decisions. Statistics is used in a wide variety of fields including science, technology, business, health, and social sciences.
The department offers the following majors:
Minors are available in mathematics and statistics for students majoring in another discipline.
The department has 18 full-time faculty, 15 of whom hold terminal degrees. Our faculty members have wonderfully diverse research interests and a commitment to quality teaching. Within our faculty, we have 6 members of Project NExT.
An interdisciplinary team of Elon students presented a data analysis during the Business Analytics Competition at Manhattan College.
The NSA grant will bring nine students selected from a national pool to Elon to work with Awtrey and participate in the Elon’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
Faculty from the Mathematics and Statistics Department attended the electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) and hosted the first eCOTS Regional Dinner at Elon University.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Kristen Mazur publishes article in the American Mathematical Monthly on her research in the mathematics of voting theory.