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NUMBERS TELL A STORY ABOUT THE FUTURE – IF YOU KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET THEM. AS A STATISTICS MAJOR, YOU’LL LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF NUMBERS. YOU’LL MASTER STATISTICAL METHODS TO ANALYZE AND INTERPRET DATA AND GAIN A KNOWLEDGE BASE THAT’S IN DEMAND IN ALMOST EVERY INDUSTRY.

PREDICT THE FUTURE

As a statistics major, you can choose between two concentrations. The applied statistics concentration is geared toward students interested in statistical methodology and research for consulting activities in a wide range of industries. The actuarial science concentration is for students interested in applying their knowledge to assess risk in industries such as insurance, finance or investment. Our goal is to have actuarial science students pass two actuarial exams before graduation. The statistics program is designed to be completed in four years.

Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be an elite math student, and you’ll feel like a valued member of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your fellow mathematics majors. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, internships, co-ops, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Throughout your four years, you’ll assist professors with advanced research, work on independent projects, participate in mathematics competitions, and present research at regional and national conferences. 

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to make important contributions, no matter where your career path leads you. 
 

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Curriculum

Major
Minor
Preprofessional Program
Concentration
Pathway

OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

LEARN AND EARN

Would you like to earn money in college and have an inside track to full-time employment? Our co-op program for statistics majors combines coursework with supervised and paid work experiences. Recent co-op sites have included NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Marathon Petroleum, TQL Quality Logistics, the Department of Energy National Laboratories and Diebold. Many co-ops result in a full-time job offer upon graduation.

LET’S SOLVE IT

Match wits with talented mathematicians from around the world – and come out on top! ONU-SOLVE Problem is an intense (but fun) group of ONU students and professors that tackles the math challenges proposed by mainstream mathematics journals. The group has been recognized 10 times in recent years for submitting correct solutions and the most well-written solutions.



James Rader

THINK SUCCESS

JAMES RADER BS WITH A MAJOR IN STATISTICS ’15

Majoring in statistics allows you to learn skills that will be useful in any job. When you understand analysis, you are able to break down and understand almost anything in life. At ONU, I learned a lot about myself and how to be successful. But the most important skill I acquired from ONU is the ability to learn. Learning never ends.

James Rader majored in statistics because he wanted to delve into a topic that interested him. At ONU, he was a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field team. He also volunteered with the ONU chapter of Habitat for Humanity, helping to build houses for needy families. Today, he’s an operations analyst for IGS Energy in Dublin, Ohio. He corrects computer-system errors and handles residential-customer transactions. He loves working in a field that allows him to learn and grow every day.

OUTCOMES AND COURSES

SOLID OUTCOMES

  • Over the past five years, an average of 83 percent of our mathematics majors were employed full-time in their field or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduating.
  • In the last fourteen years, our students gave more than 80 presentations at regional or national meetings.
  • Summer internships include Frankenmuth Insurancein Frankenmuth, MI, Perduco Group inBeavercreek, OH, Grange Insurance in Columbus,OH, Motorists Insurance, and Limited Brands inColumbus, OH.
  • In March 2016, 86 percent of students who took the Actuarial Exam P passed.
  • Our graduates get accepted into top notch-graduate schools, including the University of Michigan, Wright State University, NorthCarolina State University, University of Akron, and Florida State University.

COURSES

Here are some classes you’ll take as a statistics major:

  • Calculus
  • Foundations of Mathematics with Problem Solving or Discrete Mathematics
  • Survey Sampling Methods
  • Statistical Computing and Data Management
  • Applied Regression and Correlation Analysis
  • Analysis of Variance with Experimental Design
  • Probability Theory
  • Theory of Interest
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Linear Algebra with Statistical Applications

WHERE COULD YOU END UP?

POSSIBLE JOBS

  • Statistician
  • Statistical Consultant
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Actuarial Associate
  • Operations Specialist
  • Quality Control Specialist

ALUMNI SUCCESS

Here’s where some of our recent nursing graduates ended up: Quality Analyst with Industry Products Company, Commercial Product Analyst with Farmers Insurance, Statistician at The University of Michigan Survey Research Operations, Strategic Planning Analyst at Ohio Health, Plan Analyst with United Medical Resources, JP Morgan Private Client Advisor at Chase Private Client, Associate Pricing Manager at Progressive Insurance.

Mathematics and Statistics Department

Heidi Leek

419-772-2346
mathematics@onu.edu
Mathile 240
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed