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5x Increased need of people with statistics degrees  in the next decade

31%Growth of careers in statistics and mathematics in next 10 years

$95,570Median annual wage for statisticians in 2021, U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

About The Program

Our Bachelor of Science in Statistics major provides students with instruction in the basic techniques, applications and theories of statistics, including the design and analysis of statistical models, in a wide variety of fields such as biology, business, criminal justice, earth sciences, geography, medicine, law, psychology and other social, natural and health sciences.

In our program, you will learn about the ever-changing world of data and how to use statistical and data science techniques to understand our world.

Expanded computational, scientific and statistical knowledge combined with the world's growing needs in technology have increased the demand for people trained in statistics. Our graduates are well prepared for jobs involving the design and analysis of statistical models in such areas as environmental, governmental, industrial, military and social settings, as well as for graduate study in the areas of applied statistics and operations research.

What is Statistics? 

Statistics is the science focused on developing and studying methods for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting dataIt is about creating stories from data and has become increasingly important in our everyday lives. It can involve anything from making weather predictions to informing draft picks for the most competitive professional sports players.

  • Degree Overview

    Housed in the College of Natural and Health Sciences, the Statistics program teaches students the techniques, applications and theories of statistics needed to create design models for biology, business, criminal justice, earth science, geography, medicine, law, psychology and numerous other areas.

  • New and Noteworthy

    Kristin Kang, PhD, a statistician with expertise in developing models to test the reliability of nanotechnology, is joining the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in Fall 2023.

  • Curriculum

    Courses in this degree program include: 

    • Regression Analysis
    • Elemental Probability Theory
    • Computational Tools for Data Analysis
    • Statistics for Life Sciences

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Application Dates
  • Fall semester 
  • Spring semester 
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