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.
Mathematics faculty and alumni recently published an article in BIOMATH.
Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.
The assistant professor of mathematics will use the named professorship to deepen the scholarly experience of his undergraduate researchers.
Mathematics major Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark and Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented in August in Washington, D.C., at MathFest 2015, the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America.
Math majors Taylor Cesarski '17, Kelly Reagan '17, and Jesi Weed '16 presented their summer undergraduate research projects at Elon's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session on July 24, 2015.