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Northwest Missouri State University


Mathematics: Data Science Major

Mathematics: Data Science

The Northwest Difference

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

Profession-based Learning Ppportunities

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 »

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.