Mathematics & Statistics
Math and statistics are growth areas in today's economy. New disciplines such as data science are seeing huge growth in employment opportunities, while jobs in actuarial science, statistics, and applied mathematics continue to be abundant and are consistently ranked in the top five in career surveys.
The BGSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate degrees in data science, actuarial science, mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, and minors in mathematics and statistics. Students in these programs are eligible for a number of scholarships. The department offers master’s programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and applied statistics, and PhD degrees in mathematics and statistics. A high percentage of our graduate students receive assistantships each year. Together with the College of Education, we run the largest secondary mathematics education program in Ohio. The department has an active Actuarial Science Society, a new data science team, and also an active Putnam competition team. Class sizes are consistently under 30 students and even smaller at the upper level.
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Dynamic Schedule of Events
Think math and stats are all about classroom study? Think again! Our department hosts a wide variety of stimulating seminars, speakers, gatherings, and other events. Read More
New Data Science Program
News and Stories
Statistics Lead to Swifter Assault Justice
Dr. James Albert, professor of statistics, is part of a cross-disciplinary team to streamline the analytical processing of thousands of previously untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) in conjunction with the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science at BGSU. The team is data mining the results of more than 11,000 SAKs to develop best-practice models for analysis. If they can reduce the processing time by even a few hours per kit, it will help tremendously. “We call this statistical learning or machine learning, where we have a lot of variables and we look for patterns and the relationships between the variables,” Albert said. Read More
Rogers Goes Above and Beyond
Teaching, grading, serving on department committees, assisting with the Math Club, doing grant research (not to mention raising a toddler) … assistant professor Dr. Kimberly Rogers goes above and beyond. She had two articles published in 2016, with others under review. In spring 2017, she’ll be speaking at three conferences. We are proud to have Rogers represent both the department and Bowling Green State University at venues and publications across the country. Read More
Xie to Present on Geometric Group Theory
Associate professor Dr. Xiangdong Xie is collaborating with Dr. Jason Behrstock of Lehman College, CUNY and Dr. Tullia Dymarz of the University Wisconsin, Madison to organize a special session on Geometric Group Theory at the 2017 Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference. The conference will be held at New Jersey City University in Jersey City from March 8–11. Read More