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Courses for a Degree in Statistics

Statistics focuses on the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.

For this major you’ll take lots of statistics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in statistics.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in statistics:

Statistics Courses:

  • Statistical Prediction and Machine Learning
  • Data, Inference and Decisions
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Regression and Forecasting
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
  • Linear Algebra
  • Real Analysis in Higher Dimensions
  • Measure Theory and Integration
  • The Structure of Networks

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology