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Department of Statistics


Statistics is the science of making decisions by collecting, analyzing and making inferences from data. This field is the quintessential interdisciplinary science because of its reach in all areas of science, engineering, business and education. By collecting numbers, images and information, statisticians have virtually unlimited opportunities. It's an explosive time for the field, with no shortage of new data types for theoretical and applied study. Possibilities include:

  • Monitoring the environment
  • Developing new vaccines
  • Increasing product reliability 
  • Growing more efficient crops
  • Setting actuarial rates

Our statistics program prioritizes collaboration with scientists, faculty, staff, students and alumni from a variety of fields. Statistics has changed rapidly in recent years, thanks to monumental advances in technology. We maintain a successful program by aggressively incorporating modern statistical trends and utilizing nationally distinguished faculty. 

Recent News

Scholarships Awarded

More than $50,000 in scholarships was awarded to  statistics majors for the 2021-2022 academic year. 
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Faculty Promotions

Drs. Gyuhyeong Goh, Trevor Hefley Mike Higgins and Cen Wu have been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations to all!

Statistics students win data analytics contest

A four-student team consisting of three from Statistics and one from the College of Business won first place in the College of Business Administration's data analytics contest. 
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Students and Faculty Present Research at Conferences

Data Science & Analytics

The Department now offers an applied track for the MS degree in Data Science and Analytics. 
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Concurrent BS/MS

Students can earn Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the same time. 
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