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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics has important applications to numerous areas ranging from economics and other social sciences to physics and engineering.  It is a challenging and interesting area to study in its own right with a broad and varied curriculum.  Of course, graduates with a major in mathematics can become teachers and are in very high demand.  However, according to a recent national survey, most math majors are employed in careers with private for-profit employers or with local, state, or federal government agencies.  Upon graduation, mathematics majors have many options due to their strengths in critical thinking, quantitative skills, and data reasoning.  The leading occupational areas include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Computer Programming
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Management and Related Positions
  • Actuarial
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Statistical and Mathematical Modeling
  • Health and Social Services

Career choices for students who concentrate in Statistics would also include those related to the environment, food and drug industry, and the energy sector.  For the past five years, mathematics majors have consistently ranked near the highest in performance on both the LSAT and the GMAT standardized tests for law school and graduate level business programs, respectively.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics (with optional concentrations in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics); a B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics for Business; three minors: Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, and Statistics; teacher licensure; and an Honors program. Many of our undergraduate students are accepted into the early entry program from the M.S. in Mathematics or the M.S. in Mathematical Finance.

For further studies, the department offers graduate programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. The Ph.D. degree is available in Applied Mathematics.  The M.S. in Mathematics degree has Concentrations in General Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Actuarial Statistics, and Applied Statistics. Additional information on these programs can be found in the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog.




    Honors Programs

    Undergraduate Certificates

    Early Entry Programs