statistical mathematics

Mathematical Sciences

Statistics Option (coming soon)

What is Statistics?

The field of Statistics is concerned with describing, modeling, and predicting populations in the presence of uncertainty. Statistics usually involves the scientific application of mathematics to the collection of data, the analysis of data, and a summary presentation interpreting the statistical results. Statisticians are currently in high demand and the job as a statistician has been ranked as one of the top 10 jobs in the United States each of the last five years.

At Montana Tech, those who study statistics learn to apply a scientific approach to collecting and analyzing data to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, and many other fields. Many economic, social, environmental, and political policies, as well as clinical trials used to investigate a newly manufactured drug, are based on the use of appropriate statistical methods.

A statistician will often apply their expertise and knowledge of a wide range of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology, economics, engineering, finance, medicine, mining, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports. Many economic, social, environmental, and political policies, as well as clinical trials used to investigate a newly manufactured drug, are based on the use of appropriate statistical methods.
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What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • Strong interest in science and mathematics
  • You’re a natural communicator
  • You’re interested in computer applications
  • Ability to analyze data and solve problems

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

The primary function of a statistician in industry and government is as a consultant. In this capacity, the consultant cooperates with scientists, engineers, and management, and must be able to discuss data-driven problems with them in their non-statistical language.
Graduates go on to pursue careers in biology, economics, engineering, finance, medicine, mining, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports.