Statistics (Arizona State University)
The four-year BS in mathematics with a concentration in statistics program at Arizona State University can prepare students for a career in the rapidly growing field of statistical analysis. Career paths may include actuary, market research analyst, software engineer or sports statistician. There is an increased demand for professionals who can analyze data to help businesses and governments make fact-based decisions and manage risk and uncertainty.
Coursework for a BS in mathematics with a concentration in statistics is heavily focused on advanced mathematics such as calculus and linear algebra. Computer programming is also included in the curriculum of 120 credit hours.
Additionally, students may pursue a two-year MS in statistics, requiring 30 credit hours, or a five-year Ph.D. in statistics, requiring 84 credit hours. With a higher degree in statistics, students may deepen their knowledge of the analytical tools needed in business, finance and other industries. More emphasis is placed on theory and mathematical modeling.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school