Mathematical Sciences - Statistics, B.S.
Why Study Mathematical Sciences-Statistics at Montana Tech?
The field of Statistics is concerned with describing, modeling, and predicting populations in the presence of uncertainty. Statistics usually involves the scientific application of mathematics to the collection of data, the analysis of data, and a summary presentation interpreting the statistical results. Statisticians are currently in high demand and the job as a statistician has been ranked as one of the top 10 jobs in the United States each of the last five years.
Solve real-world problems
At Montana Tech, those who study statistics learn to apply a scientific approach to collecting and analyzing data to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, and many other fields. Many economic, social, environmental, and political policies, as well as clinical trials used to investigate a newly manufactured drug, are based on the use of appropriate statistical methods.
The faculty in mathematics are well connected at Montana Tech so you’ll have opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty in other departments and work in a variety of facilities on campus. For example, students in mathematics may analyze data collected by biology students.
Montana Tech students in mathematics are consistently nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Goldwater Scholarships. These scholarships are the preeminent awards for undergraduate students.
Montana Tech’s location in Butte offers you numerous recreational opportunities, such as hiking and fishing, while earning your bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Butte is centrally located in Montana, giving you access to internships in Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula.
What Kinds of Jobs do Graduates of Statistics Get?
A statistician will often apply their expertise and knowledge of a wide range of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology, economics, engineering, finance, medicine, mining, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports. Many economic, social, environmental, and political policies, as well as clinical trials used to investigate a newly manufactured drug, are based on the use of appropriate statistical methods.
The primary function of a statistician in industry and government is as a consultant. In this capacity, the consultant cooperates with scientists, engineers, and management, and must be able to discuss data-driven problems with them in their non-statistical language.
Graduates go on to pursue careers in biology, economics, engineering, finance, medicine, mining, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports.
Median pay for mathematicians and statisticians, 2021
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To transfer, you must be a high school graduate and have earned more than 12 college credits.
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