Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics program prepares students to design and implement solutions to practical problems in science, engineering and many other fields and offers two areas of emphasis. Students who focus on computational and applied mathematics will gain experience in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, development and analysis of numerical algorithms and using mathematical software. The statistics track provides a thorough foundation in applied statistics, data science and probability via courses such as Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Spatial Statistics and Advanced Statistical Modeling; graduates are well-equipped to analyze and interpret data, design experiments and surveys, model randomness and variability and determine informed decisions under uncertainty. In addition to an in-depth math curriculum, students can delve into another discipline—from biochemistry to computer science to physics—via a minor or area of special interest.

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics website.

The applied mathematics and statistics program supports undergraduate students seeking degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Students choose an area of emphasis in either computational and applied mathematics (CAM) or statistics (STAT).

BS in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Students gain experience in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, the development and analysis of numerical algorithms and the use of mathematical software.

Substantial focus is placed on the development of practical applications and techniques to enhance the competitiveness of our students to a wide range of employment opportunities including careers in computer programming, systems analytics, finance, national laboratories, academia and in industry. 

BS in Statistics

Statistics provides quantitative methods for analyzing and interpreting data, designing experiments and surveys and determining informed decisions under uncertainty and modeling randomness and variability.

Applied Mathematics & Statistics Curriculum


Areas of Special Interest

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Mathematical Sciences

Minors Available 

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Mathematical Sciences

Type of organizations hiring mathematicians and computational scientists:

  • Academic institutions and research institutes
  • Aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturers or service providers
  • Analytics and forecasting organizations
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Communications services providers
  • Computer information and software firms; established or start-ups
  • Consumer products companies
  • Energy systems firms
  • Electronics and computer manufacturers
  • Engineering research organizations
  • Financial service and investment management firms
  • Government labs, research offices and agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Producers of petroleum and petroleum products

Growing fields to consider when looking into AMS careers: 

  • Data Science
  • Systems Biology
  • Data Mining and Data Privacy
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Animation and Digital Imaging
  • Finance and Economics
  • Ecology/Epidemiology/Environment
  • Climatology
Philip Emmette

Philip Emmette

The AMS department is a great community to be a part of. The faculty is really helpful and caring, the courses available are flexible and the department is smaller so you really get hands-on, one-on-one support. I really feel like Mines is setting me up for success in the future.

Philip Emmette
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Student

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