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:

- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a concentration in either Pure Mathematics or Teacher Licensure
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics
- Bachelor of Arts in Statistics
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in either Pure Mathematics or Teacher Licensure
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Statistics
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics

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.

### Math and Statistics Department celebrates student accomplishments

The department gathered on May 3 to celebrate the accomplishments of its students.

### Statistics faculty present at conference on technology for mathematics instruction

Ryne Vankrevelen and Laura Taylor from the Mathematics and Statistics Department present at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

### Mathematics and statistics faculty attend conference on teaching statistics

Six members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty attended the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

### Awtrey receives grant from Mathematical Association of America

The funding will assist A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey and Williams High School math teachers Robin French '15 and Dee Sizemore in providing enrichment activities for talented high school students.

### College of Arts & Sciences recognizes distinguished alumni

Ralph Mueller ’83, Michael Capps ’99 and Carly Ledbetter ’13 were honored with the 2017 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during an April 27 ceremony.