What it's all about

Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data. The degree programs are designed to provide a balance between statistical theory and applications of statistical methods with an emphasis being placed on acquiring research, consulting and teaching skills.

Statistics can often be a foundation for several different careers including science, economics, health care, engineering, marketing and sports.

You might take classes such as:

• Mathematical Statistics I and II
• Intermediate Statistical Methods
• Probability Models
• Data Mining
• Sampling Theory

Graduates of this major go on to:

• attend graduate school
• teach