The Department of Statistics and Data Science was formed in 2019 and is a multi-college partnership among Computing and Information Science (CIS), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and Industrial Labor Relations (ILR). Our undergraduate program has the following options to offer students interested in pursuing studies in statistics:
Offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, this program integrates the study of the three major themes in Statistical Science, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, and computational statistics. The Statistical Science major has been designed to ensure that students have a firm grounding in both the major area as well as substantial depth in a particular applied area.
Biometry and Statistics – Major and Minor
Offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the biometry and statistics major trains students to use statistics, mathematics, computing and other methods to solve problems in diverse fields, from the life and social sciences to business and finance. Graduates of this program have gone on to work in academia, consulting, data analysis, and statistical computing.
The minor in Biometry and Statistics is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of statistical techniques and the mathematics necessary to understand and use them. A minor in biometry and statistics is available to all undergraduate students.
Data Science Minor
Offered universitywide, the minor in data science equips students from any major with a solid understanding of the conceptual and methodological tools of data-driven discovery. Upon completing the minor, students will be ready to leverage competencies and skills to pursue careers in various fields and professions.