Department Chair: Shunpu Zhang, Ph.D.
The Statistics Department prepares students to pursue a career in the field of statistics, in industries such as government, banking, insurance or pharmaceuticals. Students will learn the foundations of mathematics in calculus, statistical theory and statistical methods. The department also offers a variety of electives including experimental design, advanced computer processing of data, sample survey, biostatistical methods, applied time series methods and several actuarial science courses in which students can choose to learn variety of applications of core statistical theory and methods courses. Statistics majors have the option to double major or minor in actuarial science, a profession involving both statistical and financial practices of insurance and investments. The program also prepares students for graduate study in theoretical and computational statistics, biostatistics, big data analytics or a closely related area.