Study Statistics at Montana Tech


Dr. Suzan GaziogluThe 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.

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.

Degrees & Programs

Statisticians and data scientists deal with the study of data that arise in scientific research, social and economic investigations, in business and industry, and in government work. The applied statistician designs experiments and sampling plans, explores and analyzes data, builds models from observed data, and interprets the results of the data analysis.

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Program Mission: The proliferation of data collection and data analysis in society demands the next generation of statisticians and data analysts must be well-trained. The mission of the Statistics Program at Montana Tech is to deliver a modern state-of-the-art curriculum in statistics for our majors which prepares them for careers in industry, business, government, or graduate programs in Statistics.

Program Objectives: The objectives of the Statistics Program are to:
1. Provide solid background in statistics that is needed to solve real-world statistical and quantitative problems.
2. Train students to understand and apply a wide range of statistical methods to solve problems of a quantitative nature.

Student Outcomes: Graduates of the Statistics Program
1. entering industry will be well-trained well-trained in the fundamentals of applied statistics and have a basic understanding of the theory of modern Statistics.
2. entering graduate programs in Statistics will be well-trained in the fundamentals and theory of modern Statistics.