Statistics is a science of information gathering, data analysis and decision making. It is a discipline that blends the applied with the theoretical and our courses, programs, and faculty reflect this mix. You can take courses in survey sampling, experimental design, quality control, biostatistics, and modern data analysis, together with courses in mathematical statistics and probability theory. While all our majors combine application with theory, you can choose between a major in statistics and a joint major in mathematics and statistics. These courses provide an excellent preparation for careers in industrial statistics, actuarial science, biostatistics, and research.

The faculty of the Statistics Department include outstanding applied and theoretical statisticians and probabilists, covering a wide range of areas. Our department has been rated as one of the top statistics departments in the country based on the research of our faculty. The Mathematics Department is also among the very best in the nation.