Bachelor of Science
Applied Statistics is focused on statistical modeling, coding, analyzing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data. This major builds critical thinking and problem solving skills in data analysis and empirical research.
Did You Know?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in math-related fields will grow 28% by the end of the decade.
Sample courses for students studying Applied Statistics include:
- Discrete Mathematics
- Regression and Data Science
- Optimization Theory
Practical Experience & Skills
Students who complete this degree program will be well prepared to go on to data-focused positions in industry or government, as well as graduate programs in applied statistics, data science, social sciences, etc. The content knowledge in this degree is also useful for those intending to teach high school statistics.
Students in this program will develop the following skills:
- Statistical modeling and inference
- Data analysis
Clubs & Organizations
Applied Statistics students participate in the following clubs and organizations:
- Association of Computing Machinery (Student chapter)
- Sports Analytics Club
- STEM Academy
Careers that often interest Applied Statistics majors include:
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Computer Scientist
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Research Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
- Scientific Researcher
- Sports Analyst
- Statistics Professor
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