BS Mathematics (Statistics)


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Program Description

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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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 270 - Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
  • Math Intensity: Substantial program math intensity substantial




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.



Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:


Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.



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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% 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 students can pursue with a major in this bachelor's degree program:

  • actuary
  • data scientist
  • financial analyst
  • market research analyst
  • software engineer
  • sports statistician
  • 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:

Biostatistician


  • Growth: 34.6%
  • Median Salary*: $92,270
  Bright Outlook

Clinical Data Manager


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Clinical Trial Manager


  • Growth: 4.8%
  • Median Salary*: $137,940
  Bright Outlook

Field Researcher


  • Growth: -3.7%
  • Median Salary*: $59,870

Market Research Analyst


  • Growth: 17.7%
  • Median Salary*: $65,810
  Bright Outlook

Mathematician


  • Growth: 3.0%
  • Median Salary*: $110,860

Risk Manager


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Statistician


  • Growth: 34.6%
  • Median Salary*: $92,270
  Bright Outlook

* 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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