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Mathematics and Statistics


Mathematics

Mathematics

The scope of mathematics ranges from Computer Science to Philosophy, from Physics to Finance. Mathematics emphasizes precision and logic, but also creativity and problem solving. Students heading for Law or Medicine are well-served by a first degree in Mathematics. Other graduates move into the financial sector or high technology. Some graduates choose to go on to advanced degrees, not only in Mathematics, but also in Statistics, Computer Science, Meteorology or Physics.

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Statistics

Statistics

The study of statistics is concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. As a student of Statistics, one may take courses in the areas of theoretical statistics and probability theory, where stress is placed on the logical development of statistical methods. One may also take courses in the more applied areas which deal with the application of statistical methods as a framework for interpreting data. In addition, the Statistics Department offers courses in Operations Research and Stochastic Modeling which are applicable in telecommunications, transportation, and manufacturing systems. Computer programs are often used in the analysis of large data sets and in simulation; therefore, it is advisable for students to gain some knowledge of statistical computing and programming.

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