Data Science and Actuary Degree in Buffalo NY: Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics at Medaille College

Data Science and Actuary Degree in Buffalo NY: Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics at Medaille College

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Applied Mathematics: Data Science & Actuary (B.S.)

Earn a data science degree or actuary degree through our bachelor's in applied mathematics. Prepare yourself for a wide range of careers, in one of the fastest growing job markets, that involve curating, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. Meet our science, math and technology faculty.

About the Program

If you're a statistics-minded student looking for a career in some of the fastest growing and highest paid markets, our Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics will arm you with the computational  skills and software experience employers are looking for. Choose from two concentrations, data science or actuary, then select electives to further tailor the program to your interests. Emerge prepared to analyze risk using mathematics, and with the fluency to apply your knowledge to solve management problems in the field of your choice.

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Graduates of Medaille's applied math program have a wide range of career options:

Data Scientist
Data scientist is one of the fastest growing and highest paid jobs. Students can work as data scientists in a variety of fields, including finance, marketing, insurance, engineering, economics, risk management, quality control, health and medicine. The Glassdoor median income for data scientists in 2016 was $114,840.

Increased government use of data has the potential to deliver services more efficiently  and improve the quality of life in communities.

Graduates will be prepared to take two actuarial exams.

Graduate School
Students may choose to pursue a higher degree in data science, statistics, actuary or mathematics.


A McKinsey report predicted that by 2018, the U.S. would face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 workers with deep analytical skills and of 1.5 million managers and analysts with big data skills.

Applied Mathematics Degree at Medaille College

Applied Mathematics at Medaille College.

Why Choose Data Science or Actuarial Science?

Data Science

  • Rated as top career in America 2018
  • Expected 28% demand increase by 2020
  • A Lucrative career - data science changes the future of business, marketing and decision-making

Actuarial Science

  • Median wage for actuaries is $102,880.
  • Actuarial science is in high demand, yielding excellent starting salaries.
  • Specified education means job security

Data science incorporates tools from mathematics, statistics, machine learning and programming in order to gather and process a data set, extract meaningful data, and interpret extracted data for decision-making purposes.

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to study uncertain future events, particularly those that are insurable.

What will I learn?

Data science: Data Mining, Databases, Statistics, Regression Analysis, Python/R Programming.

Actuarial Science: Statistics, Regression Analysis, Python/R Programming, Financial Mathematics, Probability and Actuary.

Why Medaille?

Our highly-targeted applied mathematics program gives you the tools you need to launch a lucrative career in actuarial or data science - you may even choose to earn your degree on both tracks, expanding your options upon graduation.  At Medaille College, you will also benefit from our low student-to-faculty ratio, personalized academic support and hands-on experiences through the culminating capstone project.

Medaille College Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology
Dr Vochita Mihai

Undergraduate Admissions
18 Agassiz Circle Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2200

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Anchored by the fundamentals of computing, programming, databases, data mining, financial risk and analysis, Medaille's applied mathematics program prepares students to enter the data science or actuary job market.


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Program News

Dr. Vochita Mihai Receives 2021 Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award

Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology Chair and Professor of Mathematics Dr. Vochita Mihai has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award. Announced each year at Commencement, this award is presented annually to a Medaille faculty member at Honors Convocation.

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