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 honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.
Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, and Maddie Jaudon, applied mathematics major, presented their research at the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference in San Diego, California on Feb. 22-24, 2018.
The $34,000 grant is from the Colonial Academic Alliance, which seeks to link the colleges and universities that make up the Colonial Athletic Association.
Professor of Mathematics Jeff Clark presented this month at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.
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.