Mathematics (Statistics) (BS)

In the BS program in mathematics with a concentration in statistics students learn innovative mathematical, computational and statistical methods to analyze data sets as well as how to use data in real-world applications. Using data analytics, students discover how to generate insights that inform fact-based decision-making. They use cutting-edge techniques to study and understand methods of statistical inference and explore strategies for dealing with uncertainty.

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Mathematics (Statistics) (BS)
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Career Outlook

Statistical analysis and data mining have been identified as two of the most desirable skills in today's job market. Based on factors like pay, growth and job satisfaction, statistics has been named in separate job reports as one of the best careers for millennials. Data and the analysis of data is big business, and the Department of Labor projects a 25 percent growth in the need for employees trained in data analytics. For students pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics, that means an exciting future of career opportunities in fields as diverse as business, finance, engineering, technology, sports, marketing, government and other areas of the economy.

These are just a few of the top career paths you can pursue with a major in this bachelor's degree program:

  • actuary
  • data scientist
  • financial analyst
  • market research analyst
  • software engineer
  • sports statistician
  • teacher or professor

Students also can combine statistics with other disciplines, such as business or economics, to enhance preparation for their personal career goals.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Actuaries 18.1%$96,700
Biostatisticians 33.8%$79,990
Business Teachers, Postsecondary8.8%$74,090
Clinical Data Managers 33.8%$79,990
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Survey Researchers11.6%$49,760
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 18.6%$61,290
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other5.7%$66,560
Mathematical Technicians-12.6%$54,140
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.4%$65,190
Risk Management Specialists 4.9%$65,440
Statisticians 33.8%$79,990

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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