Statistics and Data Analytics, B.A.

Data has become the language of the world. It’s everywhere. With a degree in statistics and data analytics from CBU, students will be fluent in today’s high-tech economy.

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Program Intro

CBU's statistics and data analytics major is for students who want to pursue a challenging and rewarding career that uses their natural problem-solving abilities and technological skills to solve real-world problems. In the scope of a career as a data scientist, students can work in such varied fields as climatology, ecology and more. The future belongs to data mining scientists who engineer and apply statistical analysis to interdisciplinary problems.

53 Units

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2 Concentrations
18 Required Major Courses

Why Study Statistics and Data Analytics at CBU?

Learn through experience

At CBU, we’re pushing the envelope, discovering new algorithms and finding new patterns and insights amid vast broadband fields of zeros and ones, things no mind has seen before. 

Use the latest technology

CBU faculty and staff have access to supercomputers located all over the country, and can model, simulate and predict using big sample data that is bootstrapped or resampled thousands of times from these supercomputers. This means that CBU students are trained at the bleeding edge of technology and can use the most advanced software available.

What You'll Learn

Students graduating with a degree in statistics and data analytics will learn to:

Program Details

STA 210: Statistical Computing I

This course covers a more in-depth analysis of financial statements and the integration of financial forecasting based on interpreting financial data and performance.

STA 303: Research and Experimental Design

This course studies experimental designs with corresponding models and analyses critical for students in the empirical sciences. 

STA 360: Data Visualization

This course provides the tools to create and critically evaluate data visualizations. Focus will be on statistical graphics, graphics that display statistical data. 

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  • Mathematical Data Analytics Concentration
  • Quantitative Business Methods Concentration

Linn Carothers, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Office Phone: 951-343-4961
Office Location: James Building, 472

Esther Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Statistics
Program Director, M.S. in Applied Mathematics

Office Phone: 951-343-4942
Office Location: James 479

Keira Burgeson

I really enjoy the community this program offers. I felt like the professors cared about my future, and they were a huge help in my search for a future career. I enjoy using research to help improve society and I hope to continue in the research field.

Keira Burgeson '18

Bryce Benlian

I came to CBU undeclared and after my first Intro to Statistics class I was hooked by the opportunities the quantitative reasoning opened up for me. I chose to pursue a career in statistics because it provides me with the opportunity to analyze data from so many different fields. Everyone in the statistics program at CBU is there to see you succeed and excel to your highest level and then past that point. I am so thankful to have been apart of this program, it has been incredible!

Bryce Benlian '18

Jordan Howard

I fell in love with statistics when I took an AP Statistics class in high school. I like the community here among fellow stats students, and the relationships I have with my professors. I'm hoping to become a business or financial analyst, and the math and stats professors go above and beyond to make sure that I am thriving not only at CBU but in my future career.

Jordan Howard '18

Career Possibilities

Statistics and data analytics majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Architect
  • Statistician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Research Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Educator
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Scientific Researcher

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