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 associate professor of mathematics and Jaclyn (DeVincent) Ashcraft '16 worked with Nicholas Luke from North Carolina A&T State University on the article, which appears in Volume 8 of the journal BIOMATH.
The article appeared in The North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics
Crista Arangala, Chad Awtrey, Jeff Clark, Kristen Mazur, Aaron Trocki and Karen Yokley attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD, on Jan. 16-19, 2019.
The semester-long course allowed student teams to work with clients at Hanesbrands, Inc. and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on data analytics projects.
"Efficacy of Misoprostol Alone for First-Trimester Medical Abortion: A Systematic Review" was electronically published ahead of print on Dec. 4, 2018, in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.