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.
Peter Jakes '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.
Ryne Vankrevel and Laura Taylor from the Mathematics and Statistics Department present at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
Michael Keenan '16, Associate Professor Jim Beuerle and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey published a research paper in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.
The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.
The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.