Major Programs

Statistics majors choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.  The Bachelor of Science has four emphases. Please follow the links below to find out more information about our major tracks.

Bachelor of Arts

  • Applied Statistics Track: emphasizes statistical applications. This major track is recommended for students who are interested in applications of statistical techniques to various disciplines, especially the social sciences.

Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Statistics Track: emphasizes statistical applications. This major track is recommended for students who are interested in applications of statistical techniques to various disciplines including the biological, physical and social sciences.
  • Computational Statistics Track: emphasizes computing. This major track is recommended for students interested in the computational and data management aspects of statistical analysis.
  • General Track: emphasizes statistical theory and is especially recommended as preparation for graduate study in statistics.
  • Statistical Data Science Track: emphasizes data handling skills and statistical computation. This track is recommended for students interested in statistical learning methodology, advanced data handling techniques and computational aspects of statistical analysis.

Learning Outcomes

The undergrad curriculum in Statistics provides majors with the skills needed to utilize statistical techniques for addressing quantitative, data-based problems in fields such as biological and social sciences, engineering and technology, business and finance, law, and health and education. Students graduating with a Statistics degree will learn the basics of: 

  • statistical reasoning and inferential methods
  • statistical modeling and its limitations
  • interpreting and communicating the results of a statistical analysis
  • data analysis using statistical computing tools and software
  • probability and the mathematical foundations of statistics