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Salary and Career Info

Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science BS

Using statistics, probability, and computing, statisticians apply their knowledge of statistical methods—the collection, processing, and analysis of data and its interpretation—to a variety of areas, including biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, and sports.

Program skills

Students gain skills and capabilities in data analysis, simple and multiple regression analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, problem solving, experimental design, survey sampling, quality control methodologies, statistical inference and statistical modeling.

Software:

SAS, R, SPSS, Minitab, LaTeX

Programming Languages:

Python, Java, C

Program facilities equipment

Students have access to programming, statistical and simulation languages, graphics software and design tools on a variety of platforms. Symbolic computation and statistical laboratories are also available.

Program job titles reported

Actuarial Analyst; Data Analyst; Associate Engineer; Business Analytics Associate; Reporting and Data Analytics Specialist

Program significant points

  • Application areas are very diverse and include product design, biostatistics, actuarial science, quality control, and statistical forecasting.
  • As an accelerated dual-degree program that allows students to earn a BS and an MS with one additional year of graduate study, the applied statistics and actuarial science degree will provide you with a strong foundation in mathematical and statistical methodology, experience in its applications, a solid background in the use of statistical computing packages, and the skills to communicate the results of statistical analysis.

Select program hiring partners

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Bryant & Stratton College, D50 Media, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Liberty Mutual Insurance, M&T Bank, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Rochester Regional Health, The Hershey Company

100%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

63%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT science and math education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete science and math co-ops and gain real-world experience that sets you apart. Co-ops in the College of Science include cooperative education and internship experiences in industry and health care settings, as well as research in an academic, industry, or national lab. These are not only possible at RIT, but passionately encouraged.