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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is educating and empowering the next generation of critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Graduates may attain a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, mathematics with secondary education certification, and statistics. We equip our students with the critical intuition and intelligence needed to create a successful, long-lasting career.

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Our programs are ideally suited to those who aspire to:

  • Be a creative, intuitive problem solver
  • Build skills in logic, analysis, reasoning from data, and abstract thinking
  • Pursue careers in insurance, financial analysis, data analysis, clinical trial management, education, and so much more

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First-Year Experience

Form a community with other math & stat majors.

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Internships & Research Experiences

Your education may start in a classroom, but that’s just the beginning. Get paid to learn on campus or off campus, learning on the job or in our research labs.

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Career Explorations

Career exploration courses are a part of the curriculum, and our faculty, staff and career services team are here to guide you along the way.

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Jake Adkins

Jake Adkins

Graduating Year: 2021

Education: Mathematics and Statistics Double Major, minor in Computer Science

Career: Data Standard Analyst at Medpace, Inc

“Be involved in as many things as possible while at NKU, specifically within the department your major is in. College is so much more than just going to class and going home. Do summer research, apply for internships and ask the faculty members questions not only about classes but about the opportunities offered in the department! These things, along with your degree, will stand out most to employers when you put them on your resumé.”

What they do: I organize clinical trial data in SAS based on the specific Table, Figure or Listing being created and create the output in forms such as RTF’s, PDF’s, Excel Files, etc. I also double program (known as QC Programming) other people’s Tables, Figures and Listings using PROC Compare and other SAS functions.

Necessary job skills: SAS Programming, problem solving, code debugging, working with a team, checking for data issues electronically (double programming) and manually

Career path: At Medpace, I originally was a Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) and Edits Programmer. I have since transitioned into a new “experimental” role that Medpace rolled out in early 2022 where I do Tables, Figures and Listings (TFLs) Programming. I did SDTM programming for roughly a year and have been doing the TFL programming for about a year now as well!