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.
Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship.
Elon President Connie Ledoux Book presented the medallion to two retired faculty members and two steadfast supporters of the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four named professorships during the event.
Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, recently had his research paper featured on Math Ed Podcast - https://mathed.podomatic.com/.
Ryne VanKrevelen, lecturer in statistics, presented joint research on "Efficacy of 'The Islands'-based Projects Compared to Student-Collected Data Projects in Introductory Statistics Courses" at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Awtrey, an associate professor of mathematics at Elon, received the Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematics Association of America at its national MathFest conference.