Work With Data That is Revolutionizing Society

Big data is revolutionizing our society, and businesses, scientists, and governments are looking for specialists trained in analyzing and interpreting it.

At Michigan Tech, a bachelor’s degree in statistics prepares you to work anywhere data is collected—in any sector of the economy, for scientific institutions and health organizations, and for government agencies. Or pursue a graduate degree in statistics or an allied area, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, or analytics.

Michigan Tech's degree program includes foundational mathematics courses (calculus, linear algebra, and probability), along with core courses in statistical theory, applied statistics, and statistical computing. In addition, you will choose an application area—a discipline in which statistical techniques are commonly applied—and complete a core of courses in that area.

Be a Part of the Big Data Revolution

After you graduate you'll work in teams doing impactful work.

  • Marketers use data to improve the customer experience by recommending products and services, personalizing the shopping experience, and serving up content that resonates. 
  • Modern automobiles and appliances collect large amounts of data that automotive engineers can use to improve designs.
  • Web-based companies, such as Google, collect and act on large amounts of data to improve the search experience and deliver the best results for the user.
  • In addition, the collection and analysis of data continues to play a central role in medical and scientific research, quality control in manufacturing processes, environmental sciences, government and policy research, and other traditional areas of application.

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Job Opportunities in Statistics are Plentiful

Statistics majors are in-demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 32.7% employment growth for statisticians between 2021 and 2031. BLS estimates 11,200 jobs will be available in the USA.

  • #7
    degrees with the highest return on investment
  • #30
    college degrees ranked by early career salary
  • #30
    ranking of the 100 best jobs

Tomorrow Needs Innovative Statisticians

As the world of big data expands, so does the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians. A degree in statistics opens doors—you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, healthcare, academia, government, and more. Blend your mathematics skills with science, technology, and engineering.

Career Opportunities for Statistics Majors

Statisticians work in some of the best paying and most satisfying jobs, too. Statistician (#30) and Data Scientist (#22) are in the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report. Some of the jobs open to you with a BS in Statistics:

  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • College or University Professor
  • Data Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Statistician
  • Software Engineer

Companies Hiring Michigan Tech Math Majors

This is just a sampling of companies who have hired our graduates:

  • Apex Systems
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Dando Chemicals
  • Epic Systems
  • Geomega
  • Mercury Marine
  • Vera Bradley
  • Vertafore
  • Willis Towers Watson

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying statistics at Michigan's flagship technological university.

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"The career fairs here offer a lot of opportunities for statistics majors. I was able to find a job this upcoming summer doing R&D modeling and data science for an insurance company."Kris Larsen '23, BS Statistics

Study Statistics at a Technological University

As a student, you get to see first-hand how math and stats are applied in modern technologies and engineering applications; helping to solve real-world problems. You will collaborate with engineers and others in different STEM fields on a variety of research projects.

  • Get personalized attention: Our smaller department ensures your academic advisors and professors know you and understand your interests and needs. You can receive the guidance you need in a timely fashion.
  • Customize your math education: At Michigan Tech, our programs span pure math, computational math, and statistics. That interdisciplinary approach gives you exposure to different areas of mathematics and statistics. Take classes across different specialties to tailor your degree to fit your individual pathway.
  • Practice basic mathematical concepts: Work as a peer coach in the Math Learning Center helping other students understand mathematical and statistical concepts while reinforcing your understanding of the basics.

Undergraduate Majors in Mathematics

Not sure which major is the right fit? No problem.
Just declare the General Sciences and Arts major,
give yourself time, and decide when you arrive on campus. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

A minor or certificate in mathematics allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of or complementary to your major, expand your knowledge base, and boost your potential career options. You can declare a major anytime, but it is recommended you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

  • Mathematical Sciences Minor
  • Statistics Minor
  • Actuarial Science Certificate
  • Statistics Certificate

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your analytical skills to meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to solve-real world problems and succeed in academia, research, and tomorrow's high-tech business landscape.

"I really enjoyed the flexibility of the undergraduate statistics program because it allowed me to take many “outside” classes that helped define my career interests. I minored in ecology and now work as an Environmental Scientist. And I still reference my stats class notes all the time in my current professional position!"Alayna Merten ‘22, BS Statistics