Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)

BS Major

student working on computer

This major is for people who love equations and proofs and want to use them to solve real-world problems. AMS is a joint degree that combines the strengths of Emory’s Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QTM).

This is a mathematically rigorous program with a liberal arts foundation that will prepare you to follow an enormous variety of career paths or post-graduate study.  

Outcomes

People who know how to look at complex data sets and extract meaningful insights are in demand across every industry. Our graduates are well prepared to go immediately into the workforce or pursue advanced degrees.  

Emory AMS graduates hold jobs at such organizations as Accenture, Aetna, Goldman Sachs, Morningstar, and Union Gaming.

You’ll also find them in graduate programs at Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities to name just a few. 

Learn more about where our graduates go. 

28%
Predicted job growth by 2020
Burning Glass Report
$74,280
Median salary for data scientists
Bureau of Labor Statistics

On-campus AMS Events

DataFest

A 3-day event where teams from more than 40 institutions across the world gather to analyze and present their findings on real data sets from real organizations in a competition for fame, glory, nerd bragging rights, and cash prizes.

Mini-Hack

A half-day event where you can network with your peers and faculty members as your team tries to out-hack others. Cash prizes and snacks are included. 

Technical Workshops

Through collaborations with corporate experts and Emory departments, QTM hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year on topics like using Geographic Information Systems, Data Visualization, Text Mining, and Python to equip you with leading-edge analytical tools.

Day-One Readiness Certificate

QS at Emory animation

AMS students have unparalleled opportunities to gain real-world experience that supports success after graduation. You’ll have a robust assortment of experiential workshops, team competitions, research, and internship opportunities to choose from – and develop key personal and professional skills in our Day-One Readiness Certificate program.

For your Capstone project, you’ll get to work with a team of your peers and an industry partner to solve an actual business problem.