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Department of Statistics

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If you're looking for a rewarding career with many real-world applications, a good salary and room for growth, a degree in statistics might be right for you. 

Major and Minor

Our department offers a major and a minor in statistics. There are two options for students majoring in statistics: the general major and the major with emphasis in actuarial mathematics and statistics.  The latter is designed for students planning a career as an actuary. The minor requires students to take 18 hours of 500-level statistics courses.



Statistical research can be applied to a wide range of problems, from public health issues, to marketing to business. As an undergraduate, you'll have the opportunity to conduct research with our engaged faculty or on your own. 


Departmental Awards

Each year, we present three awards to outstanding statistics students. Our Undergraduate Advisory Committee will select the winners with input from faculty members. 

  • Mu Sigma Rho Award recognizes a statistics students for outstanding academic achievement.
  • The Stephen D. Durham Award recognizes outstanding academic performance by a senior statistics major.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences traditionally awards a $500 scholarship to a rising senior statistics major.


After Graduation

Our students go on to rewarding careers in a number of fields, including statisticians and actuaries. Our faculty will be here to help guide your career path, give you interview advice and even write recommendation letters for you. 

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