Mathematics (Statistics), BS

At a Glance: program details

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

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Gain the skills to become a successful statistician and apply statistical methods and models to solve practical problems. Learn how to gather, analyze and interpret data to aid in many decision-making processes.

Program Description

Statistics involves identifying relevant details of data and how to best collect that data to make reliable conclusions. The BS program in mathematics with a concentration in statistics provides a strong math background with a focus on statistics. Flexibility is built into this program so that students have the freedom to explore other mathematical areas of interest.

Using statistical methods, students discover how to generate insights that inform fact-based decision-making and research through statistical inference and controlled experimentation. They use cutting-edge techniques to study and explore strategies for dealing with uncertainty.

In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Transfer Options

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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:

Change of Major Requirements

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

Students should refer to 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:


Do you have the innate ability to examine patterns in data and interpret the stories being told? Learn how to use equations, predictive modeling and computation to analyze data and make it meaningful for use in business, science and technology.

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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

Based on factors such as pay, growth and job satisfaction, statistics has been named in separate job reports as one of the best careers, and statistical analysis and data mining have been identified as two of the most desirable skills in today's job market.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 32% employment growth for statisticians by 2031. The role of statistical thinking is exploding in many important areas, such as biostatistics, business analytics and the social sciences. For students pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics, that means an exciting future of career opportunities in fields including:

  • biostatistics
  • business
  • economics
  • engineering
  • finance
  • government
  • marketing
  • sports
  • technology

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:


  • Growth: 31.6%
  • Median Salary*: 98920
  Bright Outlook

Clinical Data Managers

  • Growth: 35.2%
  • Median Salary*: 103500
  Bright Outlook

Clinical Research Coordinators

  • Growth: 4.8%
  • Median Salary*: 144440
  Bright Outlook

Survey Researchers

  • Growth: -3.8%
  • Median Salary*: 60410

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

  • Growth: 13.4%
  • Median Salary*: 68230
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 112110

Financial Risk Specialists

  • Growth: 8.2%
  • Median Salary*: 102120
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 31.6%
  • Median Salary*: 98920
  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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Global Experience

Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, Global Education programs encourage students to build communication skills, challenge them to adapt and persevere, expose them to differences across the world and increase their ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Each of the more than 300 Global Education program options provides an opportunity for students to develop a valuable skill set that can give them an advantage in their career as well as personal enrichment. Graduates who possess the heightened cultural competency, and leadership and critical thinking skills acquired through study abroad may stand out in a competitive field.

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