Computational Mathematics and Statistics (COMAST)

What is COMAST?

COMAST is a new area of specialization being developed by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University. This field integrates math, statistics, and computer science to prepare for the rapidly expanding need for data scientists. Students seeking to pursue studies in COMAST should declare a mathematics major as entering freshmen, in anticipation of completing the specialization in years three and four.

COMAST logoThe development of this program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation with principal investigators Professor Jim Albert and Professor Maria Rizzo from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at BGSU.

Special features of the COMAST program:

  • One-year course sequence in statistical thinking
  • Courses in computer programming and statistical computing
  • Learn methods for exploring data and visualizing of data
  • Capstone course to obtain hands-on experience with real-life data from an applied discipline such as geography, biology, computer science, linguistics, geology, etc.

A limited number of renewable $5000 Scholarships available for incoming freshmen for Fall 2015.  COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Requirements to apply for this program:

  • Admitted to Bowling Green State University
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 High School GPA
  • Recommended minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT composite

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For more information and to apply for the COMAST scholarship, contact

Professor Jim Albert
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403