Math and statistics are growth areas in today’s economy. New disciplines such as data science are seeing huge growth in employment opportunities, while jobs in actuarial science, statistics, and applied mathematics continue to be abundant and are consistently ranked in the top five in career surveys.
The BGSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate degrees in data science, actuarial science, mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, and minors in mathematics and statistics. Students in these programs are eligible for a number of scholarships. The department offers master’s programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and applied statistics, and PhD programs in mathematics, in statistics, and in data science (new in Fall 2018). A high percentage of our graduate students receive assistantships each year. Together with the College of Education, we run the largest secondary mathematics education program in Ohio. The department has an active Actuarial Science Society, a new data science team, and also an active Putnam competition team. Class sizes are consistently under 30 students and even smaller at the upper level.