Degree Awarded: B.S. in Mathematics

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with three tracks. While all mathematics majors complete a common core of courses that ensures the student has a broad knowledge of mathematics, students can follow their interests by choosing from one of three required tracks:

  • Pure mathematics designed for those who plan to pursue graduate studies.
  • Applied mathematics for those who want to pair mathematics with interests in business, the natural sciences, or the social sciences.
  • General mathematics for anyone who wants a comprehensive introduction to mathematics, including those who plan to teach in secondary schools.


In a recent Forbes magazine article, mathematics was listed among the Most Valuable College Majors. NKU graduates in mathematics and statistics have gone on to become:

  • High school and college mathematics teachers
  • Mathematicians, scientists and engineers
  • Actuaries
  • Statisticians
  • Specialists in operations research and management science
  • Physicians
  • Attorneys
  • CEOs


Working on research projects is a great way to get valuable experience. Having such experiences demonstrates to employers and graduate schools a graduate’s ability to complete a major assignment, to work independently and/or through collaboration, to analyze and synthesize information, and to write and speak persuasively. 

A key objective of the research is to show students that exposure to mathematics and statistics can provide them with the skills to solve problems in a wide range of fields. Many students are asked to present their findings at professional meetings and some co-author papers.

Program Contact Information

MEP Building, Room 401

(859) 572-5377