In the applied mathematics and statistics undergraduate bachelor's degree program, you can develop your mathematical skills and apply them to challenging problems in core areas such as engineering, science or business.

As early as in your first year in the applied mathematics and statistics major, you are encouraged to participate in research projects with our faculty.

Our courses are taught exclusively by faculty with small class sizes, giving you the attention you deserve. The program flexibility allows you to pursue a second major or minor of your interest while completing your degree. Clarkson also offers undergraduates the ability to take graduate classes, a unique opportunity that puts you at the forefront of your chosen field.

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Careers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Clarkson students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and statistics go on to work in industries, businesses, research laboratories, and government agencies as

  • applied mathematicians
  • statisticians
  • actuaries

Clarkson graduates in the applied mathematics and statistics program have been hired by companies such as Assured Information Security, BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin.

Many students choose to continue their education in graduate degree programs in applied mathematics, statistics or related fields. In recent years, Clarkson applied mathematics and statistics majors have gone on to graduate school at institutions like The Ohio State University, University of Rochester and Clarkson University. 

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has extensive information on careers in mathematics on their careers page.

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Applied Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum & Academic Options

Major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The applied mathematics and statistics undergraduate bachelor's degree program consists of 44 credit hours in mathematics and statistics, 15 credit hours in science, and 15 credit hours in application electives. Students take courses such as :

  • General Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Probability and statistics
  • Bayesian Data Analysis

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Major Curriculum

Relevant Minors

Applied Mathematics and Statistics majors have the opportunity to explore minors that will complement their degree program. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks.

Mathematics Minor

Statistics Minor

All Clarkson Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

Experiential Learning

Mathematics Research Opportunities

Faculty are constantly doing research in various topics. As early as in your freshman year, you can ask to be part of that research. Also, undergraduate research projects may earn academic credit (either as Directed Study, Undergraduate Research, or Honors Thesis) and may involve work during the semester or summer.

Mathematics Internship and Co-op Opportunities

Math students have broad access to internships and co-ops. Math teaches critical thinking skills needed in every domain. The ability to use and interpret data is also an essential skill. Our students have engaged in opportunities at many national research laboratories and research facilities around the world, as well as in a broad collection of businesses.

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