Mathematics (Statistics) (BS)

The volume and detail of information being captured through sources such as the Web and social media is growing exponentially. This large volume of information is called data, and it's changing the way we live.

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.

Degree Offered

Mathematics (Statistics) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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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 between now and 2018. 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 can also combine statistics with other disciplines, such as business or economics, to enhance preparation for their personal career goals.

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