List of Bachelors in Statistics Programs – Campus & Online

Statisticians are always in demand. Virtually every field, from business, to engineering, to healthcare, statisticians are needed to help solve problems related to each industry. A statistician can be responsible for developing mathematical concepts in areas like algebra and geometry, creating surveys and opinion polls to collect data, analyzing that data to help improve that business decisions, and more.

A bachelor’s degree in statistics is designed to provide a foundation in statistics, as well as mathematics in areas such as algebra, geometry, and calculus, to prepare students for a graduate program. Many statistics programs encourage students to broaden their skills by also pursuing a minor or secondary major in a related field to help them be more competitive in the job market.

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Where Can I Earn My Bachelors in Statistics Degree?

While you’re listening to the podcast, check out our list of schools with statistics programs in the US. For each school, we provide a few highlights, including program offerings, course breakdown, and accreditation.

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“Explore data analytics and the business environment in Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Data Analytics concentration. Explore how data analysis occurs and is used to inform business decisions. You will also have the opportunity to become familiar with how to incorporate managerial skills in an organizational environment as it relates to business strategy and their data mining platform.”
Grand Canyon University
Accredited by HLC

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“This BS in Applied Business Analytics degree program is specifically targeted toward the emerging business analytics profession for students who have an existing foundation in selected areas of business, such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. Emphasis is placed on a combined mix of database and analytical skills. You will learn to leverage core business knowledge and analytic skills to help gain insight into and/or solve business problems using an analytics approach.”
Indiana Wesleyan University
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The B.S. General Studies – Mathematics Concentration degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University can be completed in as little as 18 months, and classes meet one night per week or online. In this program, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, with 20 credit hours in a concentration, and pass each course with at least a 2.25 GPA.
Rasmussen College
Accredited by HLC

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“At Rasmussen College, our Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree helps you build upon your technology skills while broadening your business acumen in the fast-growing realm of big data. You’ll be prepared to compile large amounts of data from various sources and develop actionable insights to help business decision-makers positively impact their organization.”

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“Put mathematical concepts to work to solve today’s most complex real-world problems by studying applied mathematics with this specialized online bachelor’s from Southern New Hampshire University. The BA in Mathematics – Applied Mathematics Concentration courses include: Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research, and Dynamical Modeling.”

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Alabama

University of South Alabama
Accredited by SACS
“The purpose of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to provide a well-rounded program for students majoring in the mathematical sciences and to fulfill the mathematical science needs of students in other fields of study. The Department offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Students pursuing a degree in Mathematics and Statistics also must have a minor in another discipline.”

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Arizona

Arizona State University
Accredited by HLC
“Involving both theoretical and applied statistics, the W. P. Carey business degree in statistics focuses on practice and applied aspects of statistics. You’ll learn to draw business insights from the past, present, and future as defined by statistical analysis, and develop a skillset with real-world significance and global potential.”
Grand Canyon University
Accredited by HLC
“This BS in Applied Business Analytics degree program is specifically targeted toward the emerging business analytics profession for students who have an existing foundation in selected areas of business, such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. Emphasis is placed on a combined mix of database and analytical skills. You will learn to leverage core business knowledge and analytic skills to help gain insight into and/or solve business problems using an analytics approach.”

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Arkansas

University of Arkansas
Accredited by HLC
“Math majors can choose from a variety of degree options including Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. The
Applied concentration prepares students for applied work in mathematics or graduate work in some other field. The Pure concentration provides a broad mathematics background and foundation for study in mathematics at the graduate level. Statistics concentration emphasizes statistics or plans to study statistics at the graduate level.”

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California

The BS in Statistcs program learning objectives consist of, and are not limited to, the following: “Have good working knowledge of the most commonly used statistical methods, including statistical modeling and omnipresent role of variability, efficient design of studies and construction of effective sampling plans, exploratory data analysis, and formal inference process. Have a focused concentration in an area of application outside the discipline of statistics.”
“The central objective of the undergraduate major in Statistics is to equip students with consequently requisite quantitative skills that they can employ and build on in flexible ways. Majors should understand [1] the fundamentals of probability theory, [2] statistical reasoning and inferential methods, [3] statistical computing, [4] statistical modeling and its limitations, and have skill in [5] description, interpretation and exploratory analysis of data by graphical and other means; [6] graduates are also expected to learn to communicate effectively.”

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Colorado

Colorado State University
Accredited by HLC
“The General Statistics concentration provides a solid foundation in statistical theory as well as education and training in modern statistical methods. The Mathematical Statistics concentration prepares students to be competitive candidates for graduate programs in statistics and biostatistics.”
“Explore data analytics and the business environment in Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Data Analytics concentration. Explore how data analysis occurs and is used to inform business decisions. You will also have the opportunity to become familiar with how to incorporate managerial skills in an organizational environment as it relates to business strategy and their data mining platform.”
“The Department of Applied Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in statistics and data science through the College of Arts and Sciences. The BA degree is designed with an emphasis on inter- and cross-disciplinary training, and is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in areas such as statistics, data analytics, data science, business, engineering, economics, public health, epidemiology, insurance, forestry, psychology, social justice and human rights.”

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Connecticut

“The Mathematics Department offers five undergraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics. Students in this program acquire a deeper understanding of mathematical analysis, applied mathematics, and statistics. Major requirements include Calculus I, II, and III; linear and abstract algebra; an introduction to the theory of functions; and advanced studies in statistics.”
University of Connecticut
Accredited by NEASC
“The Department of Statistics offers work leading to degrees in theoretical and applied statistics. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a major in statistics and a major in mathematics-statistics. The statistics major requires 24 credits at the 2000-level or above in statistics. The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics, with at least 12 credits in each department.”

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Delaware

University of Delaware
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Statistics major gives students the ability to effectively analyze data in virtually any field of study. A grade of C- or better required for Core requirements. A maximum of three credits of independent study in Applied Economics and Statistics and a maximum of six credits in all areas, including Applied Economics and Statistics, may be counted toward a degree.”

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Florida

Florida State University
Accredited by SACS
The undergraduate major in Statistics is designed to prepare students for gradute study and career opportunities in this field. This degree program is broken down to a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Math Department, six core statistics credits, and 15 elective statistic credits. Students must also complete a minor or a secondary major.
University of Florida
Accredited by SACS
“Students planning to major in statistics should have a strong interest in mathematics and some interest in computing. A student majoring in statistics can also work toward a minor in Actuarial Science. A double major in Mathematics and Statistics is another attractive option (see an advisor). All students who wish to major in statistics should consult a departmental adviser early in their program.”

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Georgia

“Students pursuing the BS in Mathematics may add one of four optional concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, and Pure Mathematics. A BS in Mathematics from Georgia Tech is excellent preparation not only for graduate school and a career in academia / education, but also for jobs in many different quantitative fields such as actuarial science, biostatistics, and cryptography.”
Georgia State University
Accredited by SACS
“A major in mathematics can lead to many satisfying careers including teaching and research. Five concentrations are offered within the B.S. degree in mathematics, actuarial science, computer information systems, computer science, managerial sciences, and statistics. The statistics concentration prepares students for work as applied statisticians.”

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Idaho

Idaho State University
Accredited by NWCCU
“The Bachelor of Science program in Statistics is designed to prepare students to take positions in industry or pursue graduate training. Students must fulfill the university’s General Education Requirements (a minimum of 36 credits). The Department conducts pure and applied research in mathematics and statistics, and provides courses in mathematics and statistics that serve students in many fields, including engineering, education, health professions, business, and the sciences.”
University of Idaho
Accredited by NWCCU
“In this interdisciplinary program, you will develop the mathematical tools to design and analyze experiments, plan and interpret surveys, and study relationship variables in the social, physical and biological arenas. Many students combine knowledge in statistics with a major in another subject, such as business or science, greatly enhancing their competitiveness in the job market.”

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Illinois

Rasmussen College
Accredited by HLC
“At Rasmussen College, our Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree helps you build upon your technology skills while broadening your business acumen in the fast-growing realm of big data. You’ll be prepared to compile large amounts of data from various sources and develop actionable insights to help business decision-makers positively impact their organization.”
“UIC offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics with two possible tracks, or concentrations. The Statistical Theory and Methods concentration provides a classical training in statistics, ideally suited for students planning to attend graduate school in statistics or other data-focused disciplines. The Applied Statistics concentration is more interdisciplinary, allowing students to select an application area of focus, such as biology and economics, to complement their basic statistical training.”
“The Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics will prepare students for careers in business, industry, or government, and for further graduate study in statistics or in a related area. Students with strong interest in computing in addition to statistics might also consider the combined degree in statistics and computer science or the certificate in computational science and engineering.”

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Indiana

“The B.S. in Statistics provides students with an education in the science of data and data analysis, including statistical theory, computational methods, and practical applications. It teaches students to think critically about quantitative methodologies and prepares them for careers that involve analyzing data from real-life problems. It also prepares students appropriately to pursue graduate studies in statistics and other disciplines.”
Indiana Wesleyan University
Accredited by HLC
The B.S. General Studies – Mathematics Concentration degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University can be completed in as little as 18 months, and classes meet one night per week or online. In this program, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, with 20 credit hours in a concentration, and pass each course with at least a 2.25 GPA.

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Iowa

Iowa State University
Accredited by HLC
“A fundamental background in areas such as design of experiments, regression, survey sampling techniques, and theoretical statistics as well as statistical computing is established during your 4-year degree. Students are trained in determining appropriate statistical methods for a given scientific problem and data structure at hand and in being able to effectively communicate, in both oral and written forms, these statistical analyses.”
University of Iowa
Accredited by HLC
“The undergraduate program in Statistics provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills related to probability, mathematical statistics, data analysis, and statistical computing. A BS in Statistics is very flexible and can lead to a career in business, industry or government. For those students intending to continue their education in Statistics beyond the BS degree, the mathematical statistics track of the major serves as good preparation.”

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Kansas

Kansas State University
Accredited by HLC
“K-State offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics and Data Science degrees. In addition to the general education courses, the major requires mathematics (calculus and matrix algebra), computer programming, and upper-level statistics courses. “

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Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University
Accredited by SACS
“The department offers a Bachelor of Science in statistics consisting of a 22-credit-hour core along with a minimum of 18 credit hours of MAT/STA electives. The electives may be chosen from courses at the 300 level or above (or MAT 234) with at least 9 of these credit hours being STA courses. It is recommended that students choose electives from one of the sets that have been specially designed for particular areas of emphasis, which are applied statistics, theoretical statistics, and actuarial sciences.”

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Maine

University of Southern Maine
Accredited by NEASC
“The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in mathematics and statistics. Students select one of three concentrations: pure mathematics, applied mathematics/operations research, or statistics.”

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Maryland

“The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics. Within the BS program in Statistics, the following Concentration Tracks are available: Mathematical Statistics Track and Applied Statistics Track. Core courses for both tracks include Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 and 2, Statistical Computing, and Applied Statistics.”

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Massachusetts

Harvard University
Accredited by NEASC
“A basic goal of the Statistics concentration is to help students acquire the conceptual, computational, and mathematical tools for quantifying uncertainty and making sense of complex data arising from many applications. The concentration requirements can be fulfilled via any of four tracks: a General track in core statistical principles and methods, a track in Data Science, a track in Quantitative Finance, and a track in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB). These tracks all lead to a degree in Statistics.”

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Michigan

“Michigan Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Statistics prepares students to work in industry or to pursue a graduate degree in statistics or an allied area, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, or analytics. This degree program includes foundational mathematics courses (calculus, linear algebra, and probability), along with core courses in statistical theory, applied statistics, and statistical computing.”
University of Michigan
Accredited by HLC
“The Major in Statistics program emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills in data analysis and empirical research. The Major program includes a core set of courses in applied statistics, statistical theory, and computational statistics. Statistics majors learn to apply the skills they learn to diverse application areas including medicine, finance, public policy, and information technology.”

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Minnesota

University of Minnesota
Accredited by HLC
At the University of Minnesota, students can earn a BA or BS degree in Statistics. The BA degree has a foreign language requirement, and students in the BS program are required to take an extra scence course and 3 courses of technical electives. Undergraduate statistic students are encouraged to pursue a minor or second major in an area like industrial engineering, computer science, health science, business and economics, social science, or actuarial science.

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Missouri

University of Missouri
Accredited by HLC
“The BS in Statistics allows students to pursue either a traditional track or an applied track. Students who are interested in graduate study are strongly encouraged to follow the traditional track. All students are encouraged to supplement their work in statistics with courses from areas such as economics, biology, accounting, finance, marketing, management, psychology, sociology, engineering, agriculture and atmospheric science.”

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Montana

Montana Tech
Accredited by NWCCU
The BS in Statistics degree program at Montana Tech is designed to teach students to analyze data, apply mathematical and statistical knowledge in solving a problem, work in a team, and to be open to and exchange ideas and concepts with other professionals. Students in this program can take classes like Probability Theory, Experimental Design, and Regression and Model Building.
University of Montana
Accredited by NWCCU
The University of Montana offers a BA in Mathematics – Statistics Option that focuses on techniques for the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. With this degree, students can be prepared for graduate study and to then work as statisticians in a variety of fields including insurance, engineering, biology, economics, business, and education. The curriculum for this program covers calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, and mathematical modeling.

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Nebraska

“UNO offers BS and BA in Mathematics – Statistics Concentration that focuses on developing analytical and problem-solving skills. This concentration is recommended for students interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of statistics, particularly those students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in statistics or biostatistics.”

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Nevada

University of Nevada Reno
Accredited by NWCCU
“We offer courses leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Mathematics – Statistics Specialization. The B.A. degree provides a traditional liberal arts experience through a balanced course of study including foreign language. The B.S. degree provides a more focused experience in mathematics, computing and science.”

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New Hampshire

“Put mathematical concepts to work to solve today’s most complex real-world problems by studying applied mathematics with this specialized online bachelor’s from Southern New Hampshire University. The BA in Mathematics – Applied Mathematics Concentration courses include: Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research, and Dynamical Modeling.”
University of New Hampshire
Accredited by NEASC
“The Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree program prepares students for graduate study in statistics or for employment in any organization or research laboratory in which statistical analysis and its application is required. In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.”

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New Jersey

“The department offers a major in statistics as well as a joint major in statistics and mathematics. Students looking to apply statistics in industry, government, or in applied areas of graduate study should focus on the statistics major. Those interested in graduate study are encouraged to pursue the joint major. You will take courses in survey sampling, experimental design, quality control, biostatistics, and modern data analysis, together with courses in mathematical statistics and probability theory.”

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New Mexico

University of New Mexico
Accredited by HLC
“The University of New Mexico Statistics Program offers Departmental Emphasis in three areas: Industrial Statistics, Biostatistics, and Actuarial Science. Students interested in Industrial Statistics should have a strong background in statistics and an interest in applying statistics to an industrial or engineering field. Students interested in biostatistics should have a strong background in statistics and an interest in applying statistics to a medical field. Becoming an actuary requires a broad understanding of the business world and extensive knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and economics.”

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New York

Baruch College
Accredited by MSCHE
“Students can choose a major in Statistics as part of a BA degree. The following three programs are available through the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems: Statistical Theory, Psychometrics, and Sociometrics. Statistical theory, using the College’s extensive computer installations, provides professional training for those who desire a career in operations research, quality control and reliability, health sciences and governmental statistics, design and analysis of surveys, and computer information systems.”
Columbia University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Department offers a Major in Statistics, a Concentration in Statistics, and interdisciplinary majors with Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science. The major consists of mathematical and computational prerequisites, an introductory course, and five core courses in probability theory and theoretical and applied statistics, together with three electives.”

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North Carolina

“The BS in Statistics and Analytics is an excellent program for students interested in statistical data science, operations research, and actuarial science, as well as in fields such as business, economics, public policy and health, psychology, and biomedicine where the decision and statistical sciences play an increasingly important role.”

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North Dakota

“The Department of Statistics offers a major leading to a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree, as well as minors in statistics for both undergraduate and graduate students. The program is flexible enough to be individually planned around prior experience and in accord with professional goals. The program emphasis is on applied statistics, consulting, and computational methods. The statistics major requirements include at least 24 credits in statistics. “

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Ohio

“Bowling Green State University offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Statisitcs. The curriculum for the major begins with three semesters of calculus and a course in linear algebra. The curriculum also includes a two-semester sequence in probability and statistics and a course in advanced calculus or real analysis. Additional requirements are at least two statistics courses selected from regression analysis, sample design, experimental design, nonparametric statistics, quality control, or time series.”
Ohio University
Accredited by HLC
“The mathematical statistics major is intended to give the student rigorous training in the methods, mathematical foundations, and applications of statistics. ‘Mathematical statistician’ is a defined job title in the federal government that carries a higher average salary than the simple “statistician” title. The B.S. degree prepares the candidate for a career as a mathematical statistician in a broad range of settings such as business, industrial, engineering, government, and education.”

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University
Accredited by HLC
“The undergraduate program in statistics is an ideal choice for the person who desires an education with a foundation in mathematics, computing, and information management. A degree in statistics provides a student a solid foundation in mathematics and develops computer skills. A student completing the undergraduate degree will have a sound working knowledge of statistics. The undergraduate degree also provides opportunities for a student to learn statistical applications in an outside field of study of his/her choice.”

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Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Department of Statistics offers course work leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, a Minor in Applied Statistics, and a Combined Five-Year Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Statistics. A joint major in economics and statistics is also available. The School of Arts and Sciences requires students to complete 12 credits in a related area that complements their majors. Because 15 credits in mathematics are among the co-requirements for the major, that normally is considered a student’s related area. Students in the program must earn at least a C grade in each required course.”

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Rhode Island

Brown University
Accredited by NEASC
“The Undergraduate Concentration in Statistics is based on several premises: that statistics is a scientific discipline in its own right, with specialized methodologies and body of knowledge; that it is essentially concerned with the art and science of data analysis; and that it is best taught in conjunction with specific, substantive applications. The Concentration prepares students for careers in industry and government, for graduate study in statistics or biostatistics and other sciences, as well as for professional study in law, medicine, business, or public administration.”

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South Carolina

University of South Carolina
Accredited by SACS
“The Department of Statistics offers three options under the Bachelor of Science in Statistics: the general major, the major with emphasis in actuarial mathematics and statistics and the intensive major. Typical courses in the major include: Calculus I and II, Vector Calculus, Numerical Linear Algebra, Algorithmic Design I, and Technical Writing”

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Tennessee

“The Bachelor’s in Statistics program is ideal for students who would like to achieve a higher level of math or science than business students typically do. The statistics major prepares students for graduate school or for professional work that relies on statistical methods. Fields in which graduates could work include the natural and social sciences, business and industry.”

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Texas

Texas A&M University
Accredited by SACS
“The bachelor of science in statistics consists of a modern curriculum and includes instruction in the following: 1) The use of software to manage, visualize, and interpret data of all kinds, 2)The use of probabilistic reasoning to draw conclusions from data, 3) The design of experiments that provide insight into uncertain processes, and 4) The use of data to build models for complex systems. In completing the degree, you will also develop expertise in an outside area of your choosing. You will then apply all that you have learned to solve a substantial, real-world problem as part of a capstone project.”
“The curriculum in Applied Statistics is structured to allow students to be employed in areas requiring the tools of discrete mathematics and statistics. Graduates who earn a BS in Applied Statistics will be able to: 1) Demonstrate analytic, critical reasoning, and problem-solving skills. 2) Collect and analyze data and summarize results precisely. 3) Demonstrate basic knowledge of statistics. 4) Apply statistical modeling to real-world problems. 5) Communicate statistical knowledge orally and in writing. 6) Demonstrate basic knowledge of computational procedures and use of statistical packages.”

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Utah

Utah Valley University
Accredited by NWCCU
“To graduate with a BS in Statistics from Utah Valley University, students must adhere to the following: 1) Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least 40 credit hours in upper-division courses. 2) Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, a minimum GPA of 2.4 in all MATH courses, with no grade lower than a “C” in all PHYS and MATH courses. 3) Residency hours – minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours. 4) Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. 5) Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.”

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Vermont

University of Vermont
Accredited by NEASC
“The B.S. Mathematical Science, Major in Statistics curriculum is designed for students who plan to enter business, industry, or government as statisticians; to become professional actuaries; or to continue on to graduate school in statistics/ biostatistics or another field where quantitative ability is valuable (operations research, medicine, public health, demography, psychology, etc.).”

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Virginia

University of Virginia
Accredited by SACS
“The Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics provides students with the opportunity to integrate the study of statistics with another quantitatively intensive discipline. Students completing this major will be well prepared to design experimental studies and analyze data, in both their emphasis field and other areas. They will also be well prepared for graduate study in statistics. The major program has five concentrations: Biostatistics, Econometrics, Engineering Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, and Actuarial Finance.”
Virginia Tech
Accredited by SACS
“The Bachelor of Science in Statistics curriculum couples math, probability, inference, and computer science courses with statistical application, technical writing, and communication classes. We also encourage students to minor in other areas and give academic credit for internships. Statistics majors find employment easily in both industry and at government agencies, and are well-prepared to begin graduate school in applied areas.”

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Washington

Western Washington University
Accredited by NWCCU
“Western’s B.S. degree in Statistics is organized around a core course of study in probability and statistics that provides students with a background in the fundamentals of statistical thought and the application of the most common types of statistical analyses. In addition, our elective classes offer our students the opportunity to have at their disposal a diverse toolkit of analysis techniques and modeling choices that can be used to make sense of information coming from a breadth of different data types.”

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Wisconsin

“The undergraduate Major in Statistics is designed to provide a solid foundation in statistical analysis, methodology, and theory. Students with interests in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and business among others may benefit by considering a double major with statistics. An undergraduate major in statistics can find employment as a quantitative analyst or other “generalist” position in industry and business, in government, and in universities and other research institutions.”

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Wyoming

University of Wyoming
Accredited by HLC
“Graduates with statistical training are employed in a broad spectrum of areas, which include the business world, the sciences (biological, social, physical, and health), as well as the fields of engineering and education. There are many job opportunities for statisticians at all levels.”

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Bachelors in Statistics Quick Facts

Here is a brief snapshot of what to expect and look forward to with a bachelor’s degree in statistics.

Quick Facts
Common Pre-Enrollment Requirements: High School Diploma or GED (associate’s degree is optional)
Common Core Subjects Covered: Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Probability, Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, Computer Science
Non-Classwork Required: None (internship is strongly recommended)
Expected Time to Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years
Common Next Steps: Entry-Level Position, Master’s Degree
Most Common Career Fields: Economics, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, Government, Education
 

Exploring Degree Types and Accreditation

These are the most common types of statistics undergraduate degree programs:

  • BA in Statistics – a four-year liberal arts degree that typically requires foreign language classes, and is flexible enough for students to pursue a minor or secondary major in most subjects
  • BS in Statistics/Applied Statistics – a four-year science degree that typically doesn’t require foreign language classes, includes more statistics courses, and can be flexible enough for students to pursue a minor or secondary major in a subject related to statistics
  • BS in Statistics and Data Science – a four-year science degree that is largely similar to a BS in Statistics program, with courses in statistics, probability, computer science, and mathematics
  • BS in Statistics and Mathematics – a four-year science degree that splits the major-related requirements between statistics and mathematics, and typically replaces computer science courses with more classes in calculus, algebra, and statistics
  • BS in Mathematics, Statistics Concentration – a four-year science degree that focuses primarily on mathematics, with a handful of statistics classes

Accreditation is important for all degrees, ensuring you receive a qualified education. The accrediting bodies featured in our list are:

  • CIHE – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • DEAC – Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • HLC – Higher Learning Commission
  • MSA – Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • MSCHE – Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • NCA – North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • NWCCU – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • WSCUC – WASC Senior College and University Commission

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