Statistical analysis lies at the heart of most research, and statisticians are important in many fields, from medicine to agriculture to industry and business. Statistics majors learn to use mathematical skills to solve practical problems, such as assessing economic and social conditions, estimating political opinion and monitoring effectiveness of government programs. Students learn how to design studies that effectively address the purpose of a research project and how to properly analyze the data collected in that study. Statistics majors have the option to minor in actuarial science, a profession involving the statistical and financial practices of insurance.
- Complete MAC 2311 and MAC 2312.
- Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive.
- Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses but with no grade below “B-” in MAC 2312.