An actuarial science background can provide students
with excellent career opportunities. Actuaries work in
a variety of fields including insurance companies,
health care, consulting firms, and federal agencies.
More information about becoming an actuary can be
found at the Society of Actuaries.
College graduates with statistical and analytical skills
are highly sought after for positions in business,
industry, and government. This option focuses on developing proficiency in analytical methods
applicable to real world problems. A minor or second
major in a non-mathematical field is required to
complement the student's statistical knowledge base
with another discipline.
This option focuses on biostatistics, the application of
statistical methods to a wide range of important subject
areas related to biology, medicine and public health.
More information about careers in biostatistics can
be found at The International Biometric Society.
Data sets are larger and more complex than ever
before, and statistical and mathematical models
continue to become more sophisticated.
Computing is therefore a central skill for modern
statisticians. This option focuses on developing these computational skills.
This option requires additional mathematics courses
that are important for advanced study in statistics,
with the goal of a research career in statistics.