Applied Mathematics and Statistics

You watch a viral video of a daredevil’s bid for fame and assess the probability of the stunt’s successful conclusion – it’s just part of your nature. You appreciate that mathematics and statistics are a universal language understood throughout the world. Mathematics and statistics are also the foundation for an array of careers. Whether you analyze marketing data, set up the experimental design for clinical trials of a new drug, or work in government, the Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics provides you with a range of skills and the broad knowledge required to solve real-world problems through the application of mathematical principles.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

Upon graduating, you will be equipped to enter careers in government agencies and consulting firms, or work as a financial analyst, statistical analyst, or financial consultant. You will also be well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or economics.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics faculty

Among the faculty are a former chief statistician at a major health care company, a developer of statistical models at the SAS Corporation, two faculty members who have taken advanced data mining courses at SAS, and several expert witnesses in court cases involving statistics. In addition, all of our faculty members are active researchers in this field, and they are members of the Mu Sigma Rho National Honor Society for Statistics.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision 1 - Nov. 17, 2014
  • Early Action - Dec. 1, 2014
  • Early Decision 2 - Jan. 15, 2015
  • Regular Decision – Feb. 2, 2015

To learn more, please contact:

Billie Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Coordinator, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Program
(401) 232-6089


Alan Olinsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics

This Distinguished Faculty Award recipient recently co-founded the Advanced Applied Analytics Center at Bryant University to support the broadening relationship between analytics, research, and solutions to real-world problems. As an example, a daylong symposium showcasing innovative analytics applications in the humanities and social sciences was held on campus in November and featured keynote speaker Amelia Showalter, director of analytics for President Obama's 2012 campaign.

"Bryant is known for its exceptional faculty," he says. "Professors, instructors, and lecturers teach our students. We don't use teaching assistants." 


Colleen Johnson '12
Fund Accountant,
State Street in Boston

"At Bryant, I have been able to learn multiple statistical analysis programs, and thanks to the school’s connection with the SAS Institute, a leader in business analytics, I have been able to become certified in data mining," says Johnson.

My best experience was working on my Capstone Project, going through every step of the data analysis process. Phyllis Schumacher, Ph.D., and Alan Olinsky, Ph.D., are two of the best professors. They provided me with wonderful guidance and insight throughout my college career.

Proud of her Bryant degree

Amanda Zagame ‘11
MA candidate Math & Stats 
Boston University

“The Bryant experience – especially being part of the Honors program – was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I pushed myself further than I ever thought I could. And, in the end, I’m really proud of what I accomplished here,” says Amanda Zagame ’11 who is now pursuing a master’s in Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University. “Bryant students are more focused, determined, and diligent than students I’ve met from other colleges because … the Amica Center drills it into our heads that we are entering highly competitive fields and we have to set ourselves apart.”