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.
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.
SAS, R, SPSS, Minitab, LaTeX
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
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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.