Mathematics and Statistics

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the Department is pleased to announce the Rathe Scholarship Competition.  The scholarship is open to UNK students with majors in either Mathematics, 7-12 Mathematics Education, Computer Science, or Physics. The application process involves solving some math puzzles. If you have questions about the application, please phone the Department of Mathematics at 308-UNK-8531.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNK offers undergraduate degree programs in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Additionally, we offer online graduate courses for the Science/Math Education Master of Science in Education Degree. Our education majors enjoy good employment opportunities and our non-education majors have found interesting careers in computer programming, actuarial science, financial services, and administration. To learn more about our programs of study and our graduates, please see 7-12 Teaching Endorsement, B.S. in Mathematics, or Comprehensive degree in Mathematics.  Our Mission Statement is here.

The department sponsors the Problem of the Fortnight. The competition is open to all undergraduate students.

The department has an active chapter of the national mathematics honorary Kappa Mu Epsilon. Dr. Kime is the faculty adviser. Additionally, the department sponsors a Math Club that is open to all UNK students. Dr. Boeckner and Ms. Johnston serve as the Math Club advisers.

Through the generous financial support of former students and faculty, the department is able to award several Continuing Student Scholarships. Mathematics majors can apply each February by logging into MyBLUE.

UNK faculty and students may install Mathematica on personally owned computers. To learn how, visit the page Mathematica at UNK. Additionally, UNK faculty and students may install MATLAB on personally owned computers; instructions are here.