Statistics is the study of numerical information or data. Statisticians determine what data to collect, how to collect it, and then examine and interpret the resulting numbers. Their skills are vital in Business, Economics, Finance, Communications, Biology, Marketing, Sociology, Psychology, etc. The demand for statisticians has been high in the past and only continues to rise.
The Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics and Statistics degrees, as well as an active Actuarial Association, are what make our program so unique.
The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- B.A. in Statistics
- B.S. in Statistics with specialized subfields in Applied Statistics or Probability & Statistics
- B.S. in Actuarial Science
- B.S. in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (FMS)
- Minor in Statistics
- Careers for Numbers People: STEM, Silicon Valley & Beyond
- April 16, 2015 Career Cast: Actuary ranked the best job and statistician ranked fourth, out of the top 200 jobs rated in 2015
- August 8, 2014 Wall Street Journal: Statisticians, also known as data scientists, are highly sought after by everyone from banks to retailers to app developers reports Elizabeth Dwoskin of the WSJ
- April 22, 2013 Wall Street Journal: Actuary is the best job in the 2013 rankings by CareerCast.com, Financial Planner is #5
- March 1, 2013 Wall Street Journal: should you get an MBA?
- April 29, 2012 Wall Street Journal: According to McKinsey, there is "a shortage of talent, particularly of people with deep expertise in statistics and machine learning, and the managers and analysts who know how to operate companies by using insights from Big Data."
- April 10, 2012 Wall Street Journal: Actuary is the second best job in the 2012 rankings by by CareerCast.com
- September 13, 2010 Wall Street Journal: A Career in Finance/Insurance
- April 12, 2010 Wall Street Journal: Employers Seek Statistical Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists;
- Stanford University to Computer Science Students: take probability and statistics courses! .
- March 19, 2010 Wall Street Journal: A Hot Job for Hard Times: The Life-Insurance Agent
- January 5, 2010 Wall Street Journal: actuary is the top job in the 2010 Rankings by JobsRated
- November 2, 2009: SmartMoney lists 5 college majors that are closely tied to growing industries. Statistics and Finance are included
- Sloan Carreer Cornstone News Reviews of the Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
- August 5, 2009 NY Times on the rising stature of Statisticians