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Math, Stats, and Data Analytics

Data Science and Statistics

Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Solve Problems With Analysis

Data science uses software, statistics, probability, and analytics skills to extract knowledge and insights from data. Your ability to interpret data will prepare you to work in technical areas, economics, science, business, insurance, law, linguistics, or any other field requiring sophisticated analytical skills.

Contact Info

Tom Fisher, Ph.D.

Departmental Advisor

Department of Statistics

311 Upham Hall, 100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Miami's major in data science and statistics requires both theoretical and applied mathematics courses. During the first two years of study, most students majoring in statistics complete a sequence of calculus courses and a linear algebra course. With the help of an adviser, you select one or two additional courses that strengthen your preparation for upper-level studies.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Our graduates are very successful in obtaining employment in such areas as data science, statistics, computing and information systems. Many important problems in government, private industry, health and environmental fields, and the academic world require sophisticated techniques for their solutions. The study of data science and statistics provides specific analytical and quantitative tools for dealing with these problems. Employers view graduates with a strong background in data science and statistics as good problem solvers.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


John Bailer
  • Dr. Bailer’s humanizing of a technical field helps students understand and connect with statistics. An internationally known biostatistician, his work influences policy decisions in risk assessment.

    Dr. John Bailer
    University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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