The new B.S. in statistics from Illinois Tech is a technically intensive and mathematically rigorous program designed to prepare students for exceptional career paths as statisticians, analysts, and data scientists in business, government, and academia.
Statisticians are one of the most sought-after professions today, in part because of the explosion of data in our lives. Named as one of the fastest growing professions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for statisticians is expected to grow by 34 percent between 2016 and 2026.
Offered by the applied mathematics department, Illinois Tech’s B.S. in statistics includes a strong computational emphasis, essential for analyzing large data sets and utilizing artificial intelligence tools.
Students in the program will learn the fundamentals of mathematical and statistical theory; how to work with data and statistical models, perform and communicate statistical analyses to solve real-world problems, and study societal impacts and ethical issues of sound statistical practice.
Statistics students at Illinois Tech will also have the opportunity to work with faculty within the statistics research group to get exposure to cutting-edge research methods for solving real-world problems.