# Statistics Quick Facts

• Degrees offered: BA & BS
• Major offered: Statistics Major (Concentration options: Data Science, Theoretical, Applied)
• Minors offered: Statistics MinorsStatistical Methods MinorActuarial Science Minor
• Approximate number of students pursuing one of these minors: 144
• Number of majors represented in the statistics minor: 12
• Number of full-time faculty in Statistics: 9
• Departmental student organizations: Society of Actuaries at Truman State University, Mathematical Association of America, Kappa Mu Epsilon

## Major Concentrations

Develop statistical reasoning and computation skills.

• Data Science: Use Technology to Analyze Big Data
Understand fundamental ideas of information and data science.
Explore interdisciplinary connections to real-world applications.
• Theoretical: Understand Theory Behind Statistics
Learn the logic of statistics with foundations in mathematics.
• Applied: Solve Problems in Data-driven Areas
Understand how data analysis solves real-world problems in applied areas.
Complement study in a wide range of other disciplines (e.g., Psychology, Biology, or Business).

## Minors Offered

• Statistics Minor
Improve mathematical problem-solving abilities.
• Statistical Methods Minor
Enhance data analysis skills.
• Actuarial Science Minor
Prepare for a career in risk assessment.

## Explore Outside the Classroom

• Truman offers intense summer research with direct faculty mentoring. Statistics students have pursued research with Truman faculty in fields such as Mathematical Biology, Economics, Psychology, Exercise Science, and others.
• Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation (CASE): One of the few consulting centers in the nation staffed by undergraduates — work with clients on real problems in a consulting program.
• Society of Actuaries at Truman: Belong to an actuarial organization.
• Meet students interested in the profession.
• Prepare for professional exams.
• Connect with prominent actuarial firms
• Internships: Gain real world experience.

## After the Degree

Pursuing a major in Statistics prepares you for graduate school as well as a range of careers in areas such as:

• Actuarial Science