Mathematics & Statistics

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Majors & Concentrations

  • Mathematics (BA) U179
  • Mathematics (BS) U181
  • Mathematics (BA) (High Sch Lic) U183
  • Mathematics: Statistics (BS) U184

About the Major

Mathematics is an excellent major for the student whose immediate objective is to acquire a strong liberal arts education. The goal of all of the Department's programs is to produce students who are both technically competent and sufficiently well grounded in theory that they can contribute to fundamental research in their chosen specialty.

To give a professional direction to the student's liberal arts education, the mathematics major may elect any of the above concentrations or seek secondary teacher licensure.

What's unique about Mathematics and Statistics at UNCG?

  • Very productive research faculty
  • Friendly student-oriented faculty
  • Services that provide assistance to students: Math Help Center and review sessions
  • One-on-one statistics consulting
  • Vibrant masters & Ph.D. program
  • Only Ph.D. program in Computational Mathematics in North Carolina

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • The Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter (AWM): The AWM Student Chapter has the purpose of encouraging women, girls, and other underrepresented minorities to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of all people in the mathematical sciences.
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA): The MAA is a national organization for mathematics, with special emphasis on the role of undergraduate teachers and students in the discipline. The Department sponsors a student chapter.
  • Pi Mu Epsilon: the national honor society for outstanding students of mathematics.

Student Opportunities

  • Opportunities to work as an undergraduate assistant
  • Research opportunities
  • Federally sponsored grants in undergraduate research
  • University sponsored grants in undergraduate research


  • There are many opportunities for undergraduate majors in the mathematical sciences industry including government, business, and secondary school teaching.
  • Careers of recent graduates include teachers at numerous levels, geophysicists, information systems specialists, business analysis managers, computer systems specialists, presidents, and CEOs.
  • Graduates of the program have pursued careers with organizations such as NASA, US Department of the Interior, US Department of Treasury, AT&T Technologies, American Express, BB&T, and others.
  • An undergraduate major in the mathematical sciences also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in many areas, including actuarial sciences, computer science, economics, engineering, law, mathematics, operations research, and statistics.  These majors can be specialized to allow preparation for any of these goals.
  • Many graduates extend their degrees by entering master's and doctoral programs at schools with post-baccalaureate programs such as UNCG, NC State, Notre Dame, UNC Chapel Hill, and University of California at Berkeley.

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