There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications
Statistics is the right choice for students seeking a career or advanced
graduate studies in a wide variety of fields. Graduates who have rigorous
statistical training are in great demand in government, industry, business
and research institutions. This is an excellent choice for students
who like mathematics and computing, manipulating data, and an interest
in real life applications. If you have an interest in the world of finance,
banking, insurance or related fields, check the information on the B.S. Actuarial
Science or B.S. in Financial
Mathematics and Statistics degree.
preparation for major:
Two years of algebra and courses in plane geometry and trigonometry
at high school.
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B.S. Major Sheet
Careers for Numbers People: STEM, Silicon Valley & Beyond
August 8, 2014 Wall Street Journal: Statisticians, also known as data scientists, are highly sought after by everyone from banks to retailers to app developers reports Elizabeth Dwoskin of the WSJ -- pdf of the article is attached.
April 12, 2010 Wall Street Journal: Employers Seek Statistical
Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists;
Stanford University to Computer Science Students:
take probability and statistics courses!
Sloan Foundation Career Planning
Career Cornerstone Center review of statistical science