Applied Statistics (Purdue degree)Offered by: Department of Mathematical Sciences With a concentration in applied statistics, students will be well-prepared to design methods to collect and interpret data to aid planning, decision making and research in a wide variety of industries.
Why choose this program?
From day one as a math major, you’ll receive the personal attention and support you need to be successful. As the term "mathematical sciences" correctly suggests, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education coexist harmoniously within the department. Our students have the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty and often conduct research to expand knowledge in the mathematics as well as apply mathematical solutions to problems in other fields such as engineering, computer science and the life health sciences.
The IUPUI undergraduate mathematics program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Purdue University, with a concentration in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, or secondary education.
What will you learn?
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematics is the science of quantitative relationships using numbers and symbols. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics and business problems. Mathematics is usually referred to as pure (theoretical and abstract) or applied (practical problem solving). Mathematics includes the following specialty areas: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and statistics.
With a concentration in applied statistics, students will be well-prepared to design methods to collect and interpret data to aid planning, decision making and research in a wide variety of industries. This option is also good preparation for graduate study in fields closely related to mathematics such as computer science, statistics, and engineering.
What will you do?
The college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics can qualify for a broad range of highly paid positions in business, government and secondary education. Banks, insurance companies, oil companies and companies in the computer and communication industries employ many mathematicians, as do almost every bureau and branch of the federal government. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics can also lead to graduate study in mathematics or in a variety of other fields such as economics, computer science, medicine, engineering, business and law.
Students with training in applied statistics are employed in business, industry and government. This option is also good preparation for graduate study in fields closely related to mathematics such as computer science, statistics and engineering.
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