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Mathematics: Data Science

Why Major in Mathematics: Data Science?

Mathematics with an emphasis in data sciences is the study of mathematical tools to analyze data for the purposes of modeling and prediction. Students learn to

  • extract and clean data
  • manipulate data
  • visualize data
  • identify patterns in data
  • use the model for prediction and forecasting
  • use models to summarize and describe values

Career Opportunities

Below is a list of job titles:

  • Data Scientist
  • Market Research Scientist
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Survey Statistician

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Profession-based Learning Opportunities

Northwest owns a site license to R, the second highest data systems tool, and SAS. Through the National Science Foundation grant, students have access to computers to get profession-based learning experiences with large data. Access to these systems are free for students and great skills to list on a resume.

Although internships are not required, they are highly encouraged.

Northwest Student Chapter of Mathematical Association of American (MAA) promotes the interest and study of mathematics through problem-solving, meetings, lectures and social events.

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary society that promotes mathematics and honors students who have excelled in the major and helps students who need assistance with their studies.

For a full list of student organizations within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics »

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their academic development. Faculty members provide short-term study programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available: faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

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