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). In turn, our undergraduate program has three different avenues in which to offer students interested in pursuing studies in statistics:
Statistical Science – Offered through Computing and Information Science, 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.
Social Statistics – Offered through the Industrial Labor Relations (ILR), the social statistics program provides students with cutting-edge training on the principles of statistical reasoning, statistical methods, and the application of statistical tools of analysis.
Biometry and Statistics – 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.