Statistics is the study of numerical information or data. Statisticians determine what data to collect, how to collect it, 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 and continues to rise.
The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability offers a general B.A. in Statistics or a B.S. in two specialized subfields, (Applied Statistics or Probability & Statistics). You can also join a new B.S. in Actuarial Science, pursue a B.S. degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (FMS) or minor in Statistics.
The Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics and Statistics degrees and an active Actuarial Association are what make our program so unique.
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