Statistics - BS
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, engineering, physical sciences, environmental studies, and government. The curriculum in statistics provides instruction in all necessary areas, including a foundation in mathematics and probability, strategies for designing studies and collecting data, the visualization and analysis of data using popular software such as R and Python, 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 to continue to graduate school in statistics or a related field.