Statistics is the mathematical science of studying and learning from data. Applications of statistics are all around us such as in weather forecasting, surveys, quality control, market demand, causality, and effectiveness of treatments. The Department offers a major and minor in statistics. The major provides a sufficient background in statistics, mathematics, and computer science to enable students to pursue a career in business, industry, or actuarial science as well as to pursue advanced study in statistics. The major is organized into 4 tracks to allow an emphasis in actuarial science, applied mathematics, computer science, or biological science.

Your Future Opportunities

Obtaining a major in Statistics prepares students for a variety of career opportunities.

Careers in this field

  • Actuarial Analyst 
  • Data Scientist
  • Market Researcher
  • Operational Researcher
  • Statistician

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Statistics program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.