Today, data are pervasive in the physical and biological sciences, technology, healthcare, and business.  Making valid conclusions, predictions and decisions based on data is statistics.  A bachelor of science in statistics from the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) prepares graduates for a wide variety of jobs including:

  • Analysis of investment data in the banking industry
  • Identification of patterns in translation data for online sales
  • Estimation of actuarial risk in the insurance industry
  • Analysis of political surveys
  • Analysis of performance data in manufacturing

Many graduates will choose to enter master's or doctoral programs in statistics, biostatistics, computational biology, finance, or the social sciences for employment in industries such as:

  • Health care
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Academia
  • Medical research
  • High-volume retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking

The requirements for a statistics major include courses that develop a strong foundation in the methods of applied mathematics and data analysis, while allowing students to also take courses in a wide variety of application areas.

Majors, Second Majors and Programs

  • Statistics
    • The statistics major requires 42 credits in ACMS and mathematics courses.
  • Statistics Second Major
    • Students in numerous areas of study can benefit from advanced study in statistics. This is true for students in business and the social sciences as well as those in the natural sciences and engineering. This supplementary major is well suited for these students.
    • The second major requires 36 credits in ACMS and mathematics courses, which is one ACMS elective and one mathematics elective fewer than the full major.

Sample Curriculum

Contact Info

Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
153 Hurley Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369
email: Andrew Sommese

Department Chairperson
Andrew Sommese

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Yongtao Zhang

Research Centers, Institutes, and Programs