Basic Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Sciences
To qualify for any mathematical sciences degree the student must satisfy the general education requirements of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the University for a Bachelor of Science degree. The College and University requirements are described in the undergraduate bulletin.
Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Science with a Concentration in Operations Research
The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, with a concentration in either operations research or statistics. The concentration in operations research enables students to pursue careers in multiple fields such as finance, engineering, and manufacturing. Operations research analysts use mathematical tools to analyze data and systems to ensure that operations run properly and efficiently. Ever wonder how airlines keep track of the hundreds of flights coming in and out? Or how online stores ensure the right shipments go out to customers? Operations research analysts are involved in all aspects of an organization. They help managers decide how to allocate resources, develop production schedules, manage the supply chain, and set prices. A Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in operations research will prepare students to work for a diverse set of employers, from Fortune 500 companies to government and military agencies.
Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Science with a Concentration in Statistics
The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with concentrations in either Statistics or Operations Research. With a concentration in statistics, students are afforded the luxury of being able to pursue careers in multiple fields. Statisticians can choose to work in lucrative industries such as insurance or banking, or they can follow their passion and select a career in environmental protection or social services. Medical research also requires a statistical component; the effectiveness of new treatments is determined by analyzing data from clinical trials. In addition, students can go on to pursue a sports-related career, tracking the performances of athletes in all aspects of their game.