Undergraduate Major

Undergraduate Major in Statistics

The curriculum in liberal arts and sciences with a major in statistics is designed to prepare students for (1) statistics positions in business, industry or commerce, nonprofit institutions, and in state or federal government; and (2) graduate study in statistics. Positions include the following types of work: statistical design, data visualization, analysis and interpretation of experiments and surveys; data processing and analysis using modern computation facilities and statistical computing systems; application of statistical principles and methods in commercial areas such as finance, insurance, industrial research, technology, marketing, manufacturing, sports analytics, quality control, and nonprofit organizations, such as institutions involved in health care or medical research.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the undergraduate degree in statistics should have a broad understanding of the discipline of statistics. Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  • design observational studies and experiments in order to efficiently collect data to help answer questions about science, technology, and society.
  • analyze data arising from observational studies and experiments in order to help answer questions about the world around them.
  • use modern statistical computing to aid in the collection and analysis of data.
  • explain and apply the mathematical and theoretical basis for probability and statistical inference to help answer questions about the world around them.
  • effectively communicate statistical findings using oral, visual and written formats.
  • effectively respond to ethical issues associated with data collection, data analysis, and communication of statistical findings.

Requirements for B.S. in Statistics*

University Requirements

LAS Requirements

Major Requirements

Complementary Course Requirements

Given the application of statistical work to a broad range of fields, students majoring in statistics often obtain at least a minor in a field of application, such as:

Your academic advisor can assist you in developing your program of study including other majors, minors, or certificates.

*Any discrepancy between in the requirements listed on this website and in the Course Catalog will be resolved using the Course Catalog.