Introduction to Statistics

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

In keeping with Elon’s commitment to “integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good”, the interdisciplinary structure of the Statistics program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse global work environment. The mission of the statistics major is to act upon the following commitments:

  • Emphasize scientific problem-solving and inductive thinking
  • Educate a more quantitatively literate global work force
  • Support statistical literacy as a critical competency
  • Broaden the use of technology as a pedagogical learning tool
  • Meet the demand for future employees with more data analysis expertise
  • Expand participation in service or non-profit learning projects, as well as in field work, internships, or experiential learning projects

What can I do with Statistics?

Statistics is one of the most versatile majors available and is used by almost every other field out there! Whether they are analyzing consumer demand for products, estimating the U.S. unemployment rate or evaluating the environmental impact of pollution, statisticians are equipped with the toolset to get the job done right.


Check out all the other great things you can do with a statistics degree here.

Degree Requirements

Senior Assessment Guidelines

Students majoring in Statistics may choose from two options: the B.A. or the B.S.

Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. is designed to facilitate students interested in double-majoring in related fields such as biology, environmental science and the social sciences.

Click here to see the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Statistics.

Bachelor of Science

The B.S. is designed to support students who are interested in the major as a stand-alone degree or who intend to purse graduate studies in Bio-Statistics or a related health field such as Epidemiology/Public Health.

Click here to see the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Statistics.