Inside Discovery Hall: 4 degree programs + 2 minors = Countless opportunities

Mathematics and Statistics

UNK’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers three bachelor’s degree options – a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics comprehensive – as well as a teaching field endorsement in 6-12 mathematics.

The mathematics comprehensive degree incorporates an emphasis area, with students choosing from applied mathematics, computer science, actuarial science or general mathematics.

Students can also minor in mathematics and mathematics (elementary education), and the department offers online graduate courses as part of the Science/Math Education program that awards a Master of Science in Education degree. These online graduate courses support practicing teachers by expanding their understanding of mathematics and mathematics education research.

UNK mathematics students receive personalized academic and career support, with smaller class sizes that allow them to actively engage in the learning process.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics prepares students to enter graduate school or begin a career in fields such as:

  • Computer programming
  • Actuarial science
  • Financial industries
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Administration
  • Education
  • Cryptography
  • Biomathematics
  • Operations research
  • Statistics
Job placement rate: 95%
Starting salary: $46,000 to $60,000
Number of faculty: 14
Student enrollment: 70

“While challenging me academically throughout my entire career at UNK, the mathematics program and faculty truly provided me with the knowledge and opportunities to be successful and effective in my career. Although my current position does not fall into the typical career path of a math major, my mathematics background is used on a daily basis. It allows me to seek out and appreciate the complexity of every unique challenge while also working to understand the foundation and justification behind every solution. This well-rounded approach continues to be a strength that sets my business mindset apart from that of others while also allowing me to fulfill my need for intellectual and personal growth.”
Michael Christen, director of business services, UNK
2014 UNK graduate