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.
Two statistics lecturers attended the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics held May 16-18 at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
"Peer Reviewed Evaluation of Registered End-Points of Randomized Trials (the PRE-REPORT study): Protocol for a Stepped-Wedge, Cluster-Randomized Trial" was published June 1, 2019, in the journal BMJ Open.
The grant supports a collaboration between the mathematics club at Williams High School in Burlington and Elon.
Elon alumna, Jaime Speiser '10, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at Wake Forest School of Medicine, provided the keynote address at the May 8 awards ceremony for the Math and Statistics Department.
The new textbook leads students through inquiry exercises using Matlab and simulations.