Mathematics & Statistics


A major in mathematics or statistics will allow you to:

  • Develop the mental skills to create and present a logical argument.
  • Creatively solve systemic problems.
  • Study the beauty of nature from the formal perspective of patterns and change.
  • Abstract the essence of problems from a complex background.

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

Mathematics and statistics students are eligible for several NKU scholarships. A second major in another discipline can greatly enrich a degree. The American Mathematical Society provides further information on Careers in Mathematics.