Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Concentration: Statistics and Data Science (BS)
Statistics and Data Science Concentration Overview
The statistics and data science program at PNW prepares students for careers based on the use of sophisticated computational skills and provides the opportunity for students to work with talented peers and experienced faculty on research projects in applied mathematics and statistics. This concentration is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in statistics or related disciplines, including data analytics and data science.
This program is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in statistics or related disciplines, including data analytics and data science. It emphasizes on providing both programming skills and statistical methods needed for data-driven decision making. Teamwork and communication of results are the key elements of the program.
Statistics and Data Science Curriculum
As a Statistics and Data Science student, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Engineering and Sciences core courses and applied mathematics and statistics courses. This 120-credit-hour program features coursework in classical and applied mathematics as well as teamwork and communication to assist you in your future career.
You’ll dive deep into concepts of mathematics, computing and statistics to understand and adapt to rapidly changing, real-world applications.
Take general education core courses, learn about programming and the first course in the calculus sequence while you adjust to university life.
- MA 12400 – Programming II: C++
- MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I
- MA 26100 – Multivariate Calculus
Broaden your knowledge of advanced math while you continue taking General Education Core courses.
- MA 26100 – Multivariate Calculus
- MA 26400 – Differential Equations
- MA 26500 – Linear Algebra
Take courses that will deepen your understanding of data structures, mathematics and statistics.
- MA 33000 – Concepts in Geometry
- STAT 34600 – Probability And Statistics II
- STAT 33001 – Biostatistics
Shift your focus to prepare for your career.
- MA 42101 – Introduction To Optimization And Operations Research
- STAT 46800 – Applied Multivariate Analysis
- STAT 46400 – Data Mining And Statistical Learning
Statistics and Data Science Highlights
As a student in the statistics and data science concentration, you will cover both theory and applications of statistical learning. You will also build skills in report writing and presentation skills.
Paired with real-world, practical applications, you will be ready for every aspect of your career.
Statistics and Data Science Outcomes
Upon graduation, you’ll be able to demonstrate your data management and statistical analysis skills in real-world situations. You will also have the ability to organize and communicate comprehensive scientific information in a logical and effective manner.
Statistics and Data Science Career Paths
A statistics and data science concentration from PNW prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:
- Public Health Statistics
- Data Analysis
- Data Processing Services
- Operations Research Analyst
Statistics and Data Science Beyond the Classroom
We encourage you to get involved in professional organizations such as:
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- Indiana Aspiring Educators (an affiliate of ISTA, the Indiana State Teachers Association)
Statistics and Data Science Employers
Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:
- Federal, State and Local Governments
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Finance Companies
Statistics and Data Science Scholarships
There are multiple scholarships available to students in this program, including:
- Donald R. and Helen P. Myers Endowed Scholarship
- Jack E. Forbes Scholarship
- Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Scholarship
Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics and Data Science at PNW
Purdue University Northwest’s statistics and data science concentration prepares you for a career in statistics or related disciplines, including data analytics and data science, by building skills in statistics, data science, communication and collaboration.
To see how a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a concentration in statistics and data science from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!