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Best Business Job

With the increase in data available to businesses, organizations and consumers, the need to make sense of that data has exploded. As a result, statistics is one of the fastest growing majors on college campuses. We use the expression, “few are called and less are chosen.” Statistician has become the No. 2 in Best Business Job according to U.S. News & World Report! Statistics requires excellent math skills, a sense of data structure and manipulation, and good problem solving skills.  The combination of these areas enables statisticians to assist in research and discovery in almost every discipline. To researchers, statistics is a set of tools to help estimate effects and test hypotheses.  To statisticians, the field is an exciting combination of theory, methods, and discovery used to guide research and bring products to market faster.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Probability
  • Statistical Inference
  • Calculus and Advanced Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Statistical software such as SAS and R
  • Designing surveys and social experiments
  • Regression
  • ANOVA and Design of Experiments

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Statistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Analyst
  • Biostatistician or Health Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Risk Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Government Statistician

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Statistics
  • Business Analytics
  • Biostatistics
  • Economics
  • Resource Economics
  • Psychology
  • Education Statistics

What’s special about this program?

You will be highly sought after when it comes time to find a job. Our program will allow you to apply statistical techniques to real data and real problems. Our students build a “statistical imagination” in order to address a range of problems in a diverse set of fields. At UD, you will build a firm foundation in statistical theory along with courses in applied statistics and data management using SAS, R and JMP. You will take courses in a field where statistics can be applied to problem solving, such as economics, biology, business, or the environment. Couple this major with a minor in data analytics or resource economics and you’ll find yourself with a high paying job upon graduation!

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Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Critical Reading and Writing

 

MATH210

Discrete Mathematics

 

MATH241 or MATH242

 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

 

STAT200/408

 

Basic Statistical Practice

 

CISC108

Introduction to Computer Science

 

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience
 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

MATH245

An Introduction to Proof 

 

MATH349

Elementary Linear Algebra

 

MATH401

Introduction to Real Analysis

 

STAT470

Introduction to Statistical Analysis I

 

STAT471

Introduction to Statistical Analysis II

 

CISC181

Introduction to Computer Science II

 

CISC220

Data Structures

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

APEC409

Surveys and Economic Experiments

 

MATH426

Computational Mathematics

 

STAT409

Regression and Experimental Design

 

COMM212

Oral Communication in Business

 

 

Second Writing Requirement

 

 

Physical Science Requirement

 

  University and College Breadth Courses
STAT611

Regression Analysis I OR

 

STAT615

Design and Analysis of Experiments OR

 

STAT674

Applied Database Management

 

 

Area of Application Courses

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

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