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.
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
- The College of Arts and Sciences traditionally awards a $500 scholarship to a rising
senior statistics major.
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.