Applied Mathematics and Statistics Major


QTM and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Math/CS) offer a joint major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS).

Combining the strengths of both departments, this major offers a more mathematically rigorous and in-depth path than the Quantitative Sciences major. It will give you the necessary building blocks for statistical analysis as well as the tools and conceptual foundations for quantitative research and empirical quantitative work.

You’ll take courses like Introduction to Scientific Methods and Regression Analysis as well as courses in statistical computing, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and probability and statistics. You’ll also have additional courses and electives that draw from QTM, applied mathematics, and computer science.

Whether you’re planning to work in data-oriented or quantitative fields; go to graduate school for statistics or applied math, actuarial science or financial mathematics; or pursue interdisciplinary graduate training in the social sciences, physical and natural sciences, or engineering, this major will prepare you.


Major Map

Structure your schedule to graduate on time.


Descriptions of the courses for AMS majors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many courses / credit hours do I need to complete the AMS major?

A combination of 20 courses, totaling 54-59 credit hours, is required to complete the major. You’ll take a minimum of seven quantitative/statistics courses offered by QTM, and 13 math and computer science courses offered by Math/CS. Take a look at the checklist or our course page for specific curriculum requirements.

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Can I double major in AMS and another subject? Will the same courses count toward both majors?

Yes, you can double major:

  • You can complete one major, two majors, or one major and one minor.
  • You can only double count two courses between any two majors or a major and a minor. That means that if you pursue an AMS and a Political Science major, a maximum of two courses between these two majors can overlap.
  • A number of double majors may not be allowed. Check with your faculty advisor, staff in MATH/CS, or Ann Powers to ensure your double major is allowed.
  • Double majoring can affect your ability to graduate on time; you will need to map out your schedule carefully to ensure you can complete two majors in four years

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I have AP Statistics credit. Does this credit count towards any courses in the major?

No. Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics exam may receive general credit towards the 124 academic hours for graduation; however, the course does not substitute for QTM 100 or any requirements in the AMS major. 

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Will I graduate in time if I pursue the AMS major?

Every course of study is different. We'll sit down with you and review your particular plan so that you know what to expect. Email or contact the Math/CS department.

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Where can I declare this major?

You can declare this major online here, after which the Math/CS department will assign you a faculty advisor.