Modern statistics is an exciting field that has become central to many aspects of daily living. The conceptual core of statistics deals with making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statistics finds uses in many areas of scientific investigation, ranging from agricultural, medical, and engineering sciences to business, law, government, finance, accounting, and actuarial work.
The Statistics Department offers a high-quality undergraduate Major that provides rigorous training in the basic theory and methodology of statistics along with substantial experience with applications, including the design and analysis of scientific studies. We also offer a variety of introductory courses for non-majors; non-majors with appropriate background can also profit from many of our intermediate courses for Majors. Our requirements make it quite straightforward for the motivated student to combine a Statistics Major with a major in another field.