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What is statistics?

The statistics degree allows you to gain experience in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and work collaboratively in a broad range of disciplines.

Why statistics at OSU?

A degree in statistics will propel you into a segment of specialists in high demand in today's workforce.  We emphasize the implementation of statistical methodology and technology, as well as the application of statistics to other disciplines.

Career Paths

A statistician is consistently listed as one of the top five careers based on great working conditions and high salary. Statistics majors obtain quantitative and strategic skills, which are becoming increasingly important in all sectors of society, such as private business, non-profit sector, government and education. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


  • Students can join the Statistics Club and Statistics Honor Society, Mu Sigma Rho
  • Because of the applied nature of the statistics discipline, you may be able to pursue a second major in another discipline that utilizes statistical applications and concepts.
  • The majority of courses within statistics include math, computer science, statistics and applied statistics. Courses to expect for this major include Statistical Methods, Calculus and Computer Science.
  • Students can work in the Statistical Learning and Instructional Laboratory (SLIC)

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