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.
The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15. The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing.
A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey publishes a research paper with alumni Taylor Cesarski '17 and Peter Jakes '17 in the latest issue of an international number theory journal.
Jacie Cooper '18, Morgan Ferguson '19, Nicholas Hadgis '18, Peter Komlofske '19, Olivia Lennox-Sanzone '18, Kiley Shannon '18 and Janae Williams '18 presented at the 13th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference held at UNC-Greensboro on Nov. 3-4, 2017.
Geyer was recognized with the award by the North Carolina Council for Teachers of Mathematics on Nov. 2 at its annual conference in Greensboro, N.C.
Teams analyzed data provided by HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel.