Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics or Statistics Minor

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Why Choose Mathematics or Statistics?

The department offers minor programs in mathematics and statistics if you are a student who is completing a non-math degree. Either minor can serve as an attractive credential for employment or improved preparation for graduate study. Each requires completion of specific courses which include some common math courses such as calculus and linear algebra.

If you have specific questions about taking a math or statistics minor contact Steen Pedersen.

Advisor

Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
243 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building
937-775-2432
steen.pedersen@wright.edu

Careers

Don’t limit yourself to one career field! Wright State University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics and statistics will help you acquire the tools that will provide almost limitless employment options when you graduate.

Our mathematics and statistics graduates learn how to conduct research, solve problems, develop systems—skills that translate well into any career, including medicine and law. Your skills in quantitative analysis of complex problems and interpretation of data will open many doors.

Wright State graduates are already working in actuarial science, teaching, mathematical economics, statistics, finance, health science, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, research and systems analysis. Others have been accepted to graduate and professional schools. And the Dayton area includes plenty of businesses looking to hire Wright State graduates, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, Infoscitex, Canary Consulting, Applied Optimization, Nationwide Insurance, and more.

Learn more about mathematics and statistics career paths and employers.

Real-World Experience

Hands-on experience is part of developing the analytical and quantitative skills you came to college to acquire. Our many business partners in the Dayton area mean you have access to top experts and facilities where you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems—and perhaps find your future career—during internships, co-ops, job shadowing, research, and other learning experiences.

Success Stories

CANARY Consulting has a thing for finance and statistics students from Wright State University.
Thanks to a scholarship, Cameron Sterrett, an applied mathematics major at Wright State, has an internship and full-time job lined up after he graduates.

Academics and Curriculum

View Mathematics Minor and Statistics Minor program requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

Complete a Major/Minor Change Request. Afterwards, it is highly recommended that you contact the Minors Advisor Dr. Steen Pedersen to make sure that your study plan will meet the requirements for the program.