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Statistics

About

Statistics uses mathematics as part of theory, computer science as part of computation, and other disciplines in applications. From the introductory to the advanced courses, students learn to describe data, summarize analyses, explain simulations, present implications of theories, and generally expand their understanding of probability and statistics. Faculty help students become better askers of questions, developers of arguments and research plans, and communicators of results.

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Sample 4 Year Plan

Fall

MA 150 Calculus I
ST 120 Elementary Statistics
First Year Seminar
Liberal Studies course

Spring

MA 160 Calculus II
CS 111 Introduction to Computer Science I
Liberal Studies course
Liberal Studies course

Fall

MA 211 Calculus III
DS 203 Introduction to Data Science
ST 251 Probability
Liberal Studies course

Spring

MA 213 Linear Algebra
DS 202 Computational Methods in Data Science
ST 252 Mathematical Statistics
Elective

Fall

ST 351 Applied Regression Analysis
Junior Seminar
Elective

Spring

JS 304 Visualizing Data
Junior Seminar
Elective
Elective

Fall

ST 451 Applied Statistical Methods
Electives

Spring

ST 410 Statistics Senior Seminar
Electives

In Depth

Statistics enables you to seek answers in creative ways to complex questions. A major focus of statistics is understanding patterns in the world in light of inherent uncertainty. What study designs allow you to make valid conclusions about issues in society? How can you summarize complex quantitative information and make principled inferential statements about populations? Is the available evidence sufficient for establishing a causal relationship among factors?

Statistics, through its development of principles of study design and analysis, has played key roles in the development of agriculture, medicine, and social science to inform public policy and decision making. In order to study and address many of the challenges in our society, it is necessary to have reliable, timely information. One must have the tools to summarize, investigate, and communicate important findings from the information. Statistics plays a critical role in many efforts to enhance the conditions of the world.

Statistics Learning Outcomes

Careers

Statistics as a field has experienced tremendous growth and development in the last couple of decades. There is great unfulfilled demand in the workforce for people trained in quantitative methods in general and in statistics in particular. Jobs in banking, insurance, real estate, finance, news analysis and reporting, weather forecasting, medicine, public health, public policy and administration, transportation, sports analytics, management, marketing, and business in general increasingly utilize statistical methods in routine practice. Research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including biology, business administration, computer science, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, health and medicine, political science, psychology, public opinion, and sociology, to an extent never seen before uses and relies on statistical methods and insight.

The career outlook for Statistics graduates is excellent. According to CareerCast, demand for statisticians is expected to grow by 34% in the next seven years.

In Depth

Statistics enables you to seek answers in creative ways to complex questions. A major focus of statistics is understanding patterns in the world in light of inherent uncertainty. What study designs allow you to make valid conclusions about issues in society? How can you summarize complex quantitative information and make principled inferential statements about populations? Is the available evidence sufficient for establishing a causal relationship among factors?

Statistics, through its development of principles of study design and analysis, has played key roles in the development of agriculture, medicine, and social science to inform public policy and decision making. In order to study and address many of the challenges in our society, it is necessary to have reliable, timely information. One must have the tools to summarize, investigate, and communicate important findings from the information. Statistics plays a critical role in many efforts to enhance the conditions of the world.

Statistics Learning Outcomes

Careers

Statistics as a field has experienced tremendous growth and development in the last couple of decades. There is great unfulfilled demand in the workforce for people trained in quantitative methods in general and in statistics in particular. Jobs in banking, insurance, real estate, finance, news analysis and reporting, weather forecasting, medicine, public health, public policy and administration, transportation, sports analytics, management, marketing, and business in general increasingly utilize statistical methods in routine practice. Research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including biology, business administration, computer science, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, health and medicine, political science, psychology, public opinion, and sociology, to an extent never seen before uses and relies on statistical methods and insight.

The career outlook for Statistics graduates is excellent. According to CareerCast, demand for statisticians is expected to grow by 34% in the next seven years.