Applied statistics - Data science option

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics with Data Science Option is housed within the College of Natural and Health Sciences. The curriculum provides students with a background in statistical modeling, essential mathematical theory, data analytics and computer programming that prepares them for graduate level work or a career in statistics or data science. 

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Internships
  • REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
  • Data analytics projects


  • Statistical and mathematical modeling
  • Data analytical skills
  • Computer Programming
  • Learn to gather, view, and analyze data by using analytical methods
  • Plan studies and perform experimental designs
  • Translate data into digestible and accessible information
  • Communicate the findings and forecasts to help make business decisions
  • Monitor processes through statistical process control

About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Data analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Stats analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Statistical programmer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Walmart
  • UAMS Medical Center
  • Tyson Foods
  • J. B. Hunt
  • Bank OZK
  • Acxiom


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Students completing this program may pursue graduate degrees in data science, statistics, mathematics, or other statistical related fields. 

Point of Pride

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of statisticians to grow 30% in the next ten years, making this program incredibly relevant in today's job market.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.