Introduction to Statistics

Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The mission of the statistics major is to act upon the following commitments:

  • Emphasize scientific problem-solving and inductive thinking
  • Support statistical literacy as a critical competency
  • Focus on the use of technology as a pedagogical learning tool
  • Foster participation in field work, internships, or experiential learning projects

All of these commitments are in line with and support the overall mission of the University and the Core Curriculum program of liberal arts education.

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.

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.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Statistics.