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About the Major

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.

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Possible Careers for this Major

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Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Medical Researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Psychometrician
  • Risk Manager
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Quantitative Operations Manager
  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Campaign Statistician
  • Educational Testing Assessor
  • Educator
  • Government Surveyor
  • Market Researcher
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