Students will study statistics, biology, and computer programming to help them analyze living organisms.

Students figuring out a math equation

Participate in Biological Research

Students will study and apply mathematics and statistics to natural resources, neuroscience, or biotechnology. They will study biology while analyzing graphical representations of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, and statistical inference involving means, proportions, and contingency tables.

Students will have the opportunity to develop computer programming and machine learning techniques in order to better prepare themselves for working with big data. If students choose to pursue an advanced degree in Statistics or Biostatistics, this degree will prepare them for graduate school.

I loved taking the more specialized classes.

Bryton M.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Biostatistics have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Biostatisticians work to design and analyze research studies related to human health, animals, or plants. These statistical studies aim to expand medical knowledge and improve research efforts. Those who wish to go into this field are required to attend graduate school.

Biostatistician Assistant

A biostatistician assistant helps with the design and analysis of research studies related to human health, animals, or plants. They provide biostatistical consultation to clinics and clients.

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Biostatistics, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • MATH221B—Biostatistics (unless you already have credit for MATH221A or MATH221C)
  • MATH325—Intermediate Statistics
  • MATH112X—Calculus I (formerly FDMAT112)

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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