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Mathematics is a tool that is used throughout many aspects of modern society. The MATHEMATICS major focuses on the understanding and analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, through the use of symbolic logic and language. Students learn algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other areas of mathematical specializations. The interrelationship between mathematics and another discipline can be explored through a double major or a mathematics major and a minor in a second discipline.

Career opportunities in Mathematics:

  • Mathematics majors often pursue teaching at many levels. (See the Teacher Education portion of the NCWC Catalog for licensure requirements)
  • Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.
  • A background in Mathematics is excellent preparation for graduate study in engineering.

Recent graduates from the Mathematics program:

  • Marcia Patterson (Class of 2004) is a financial aid advisor for North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC.
  • Ashley Longson Djovenza (Cheerleading, Class of 2010) is a high school mathematics teacher in Bunn, NC.
  • Ben Lilley (Class of 2009) is a middle school teacher in Martin County, NC.
  • Daniel Moore (Baseball, Class of 2011) earned an M.S. in Mathematics from East Carolina University and is a college mathematics instructor at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC.
  • Samantha House Godsey (Class of 2012) earned her master’s degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University in May of 2014 and works as a teaching assistant and professional tutor.
  • Deanna Peterson (Soccer, Class of 2012) is a high school mathematics teacher in Little Silver, NJ. 


Mathematics Faculty Contacts:

L. Carol Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
(252) 985-5183
Mulugeta Markos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Southern Methodist University
(252) 985-5583
Gail Stafford, M.A.Ed.
Division Chair, Math and Science Division
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
East Carolina University
(252) 985-5148
Bill Yankosky, Ph.D.
Mathematics Program Coordinator
Professor of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
(252) 985-5149