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Statistics

College of Science

Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Data are ubiquitous in the modern day and age, and statisticians are in high demand. Multidisciplinary application areas vary widely and include health and medicine, business, physical sciences, environmental studies, and government. The curriculum in statistics provides instruction in all necessary areas, including a mathematical and probabilistic foundation, strategies for designing studies and collecting data, the visualization and analysis of data using popular software like SAS and R, and the process of using sample data to draw conclusions about a population. Depending on the electives selected, a student completing this program will be prepared to enter employment as a statistical analyst or continue to graduate school in statistics or a related field. For more information on statistics as a career choice, see the American Statistical Association’s This Is Statistics website, thisisstatistics.org.

Statistics

Statistics

College of Science

Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Data are ubiquitous in the modern day and age, and statisticians are in high demand. Multidisciplinary application areas vary widely and include health and medicine, business, physical sciences, environmental studies, and government. The curriculum in statistics provides instruction in all necessary areas, including a mathematical and probabilistic foundation, strategies for designing studies and collecting data, the visualization and analysis of data using popular software like SAS and R, and the process of using sample data to draw conclusions about a population. Depending on the electives selected, a student completing this program will be prepared to enter employment as a statistical analyst or continue to graduate school in statistics or a related field. For more information on statistics as a career choice, see the American Statistical Association’s This Is Statistics website, thisisstatistics.org.