4+1 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Statistics

The need for workers trained in the science of data analysis continues to grow in industry, government, and academia. This need spans many fields and applications: national security applications, environmental applications of climate modeling, medical and genomic applications that use electronic medical records to correlate demographics, genetic data and clinical outcomes over millions of individuals, and manufacturing with real-time monitoring of features over a variety of processes to both troubleshoot and optimize manufacturing. 

The 4+1 BS in Mathematics/MS in Statistics is a unique program designed to help students obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Statistics on an accelerated timeline that requires fewer classes than pursuing the degrees individually, which saves students both time and money.

The degree program is designed to ensure students acquire fundamental statistical knowledge while having hands-on experience in the application of state-of-the-art statistical methods—all while collaborating with world-class researchers. The program emphasizes project-related experiences, helping students to further develop skills in programming, data wrangling, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation in a more realistic environment. The degree program is highly flexible depending on student interest. Students can select from a broad range of electives focusing on different areas of mathematics and statistics or pursue electives in computer science, economics, business, or geography. Alternatively, students can choose to pursue training focused in a specific application area of statistics.