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Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Data Science

B.A. or B.S. in statistics and data science; minor

Statisticians act as interpreters of the vast accumulation of facts and figures available today. They provide ways of gaining new insights into the behavior of many phenomena people encounter in a variety of fields of specialization.

Statisticians are in high demand in private industry, government and education. It is a discipline that teaches how to make intelligent judgments and informed decisions in the presence of uncertainty and variation, using available data and facts.

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

What classes will I take in statistics?

K-State offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. In addition to the general education courses, the major requires mathematics (calculus and matrix algebra), computer programming, and upper-level statistics courses.

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How can I continue my education?

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Statistics
Statistics (Minor)


What can I do with a degree in statistics and data science?

Statisticians are in high demand in private industry, government and education. Career opportunities include:

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