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