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The degree in statistics offered at ASU’s West campus prepares students to meet the demands of a career in statistics, including data analytics. The program offers many research opportunities as well as internships with Phoenix-area corporations, including PING.

For today's world in which big data is growing exponentially, gain the tools and skills you need to turn big data into actionable information and insights, an indispensable aspect of many careers.


Almost every industry in the modern economy relies on the collection and analysis of data. The BS program in statistics prepares students to meet the demands of the ever-growing data analysis field and is a launching pad for a statistics-driven career.

Through innovative research opportunities and internships with Phoenix-area corporations, including PING, students build a solid foundation of mathematics and computing, helping them grasp a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical statistics. This background prepares students for careers in many fields.

At A Glance

Statistics, BS

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Career outlook

In the era of big data, there is great demand for individuals with all levels of statistical training. Graduates of this program have an understanding of the transdisciplinary nature of statistics and are prepared for graduate study in statistics and related areas or for entry-level positions in a variety of fields, including business, government, the natural and social sciences, engineering, health care and more.

Statisticians are in high demand in many areas of industry, government and academia. Some areas with particularly high demand include:

  • finance
  • manufacturing
  • medical
  • pharmaceutical

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Actuaries 22.5%$101,560
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 18.1%$80,300
Clinical Data Managers 33.8%$84,060
Clinical Research Coordinators 9.9%$118,970
Survey Researchers2.5%$54,270
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 11%
Mathematicians 29.7%$103,010
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.2%$70,910
Statisticians 33.8%$84,060

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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