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Mathematics (B.S.) - Data Science Specialization

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Numbers, variables and formulas can take the world almost anywhere.

Data scientist, actuary, statistician, financial/business analyst, risk analyst, credit analyst– the list of great careers for data science is long and growing. The data science specialization of the mathematics program provides an outstanding educational experience to students interested in any of the wide range of excellent career or graduate school choices available in data science. Graduates gain all the mathematical expertise associated with the B.S. in mathematics program while simultaneously building substantial additional expertise in the mathematical, statistical and computational methods of data science. Graduates are thus prepared for any post-graduation outcome including immediate entry into the professional world or further study in a pursuit of a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics or data science.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are an analytical, logical thinker.
  • Are curious and enjoy solving problems.
  • Enjoy an intellectual challenge.
  • Want your work to make a difference.
  • Want to be valuable to a wide range of potential employers.

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Predictive analyst
  • Statistician
  • Financial/business analyst
  • Risk analyst

Recent Employers

  • Amazon
  • First Bank and Trust
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Microsoft
  • Sanford Health
  • Weather Analytics

Internship Opportunities

  • CAPITAL Card Services
  • Daktronics
  • Midland National Life
  • Premier Bankcard
  • Sanford Health

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.