Statistics Major

You can make a meaningful difference in the world when you pursue the science of learning from data. As a statistics major at Truman, you discover hidden patterns by analyzing information and creating models to capture insights that help solve complex problems.

For the statistics major, we offer both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science with three concentration options — Data Science, Theoretical, Applied — and the major is designed to make it easy to add a minor or pursue a double-major. Truman also offers minors in Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Experiential Learning

At Truman, you collaborate with other students and faculty in research and gain real-world experience through internships or by serving as a student-consultant for the University’s Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation. Consider getting involved with organizations like the Society of Actuaries at Truman State University, Mathematics Association of America, and Kappa Mu Epsilon (a national math honors society).

Career Opportunities

In an era of big data, statisticians are in high demand in diverse fields ranging from managing the earth’s natural resources to accessing the success of government programs to making industries more efficient. Our program prepares you for graduate studies in statistics or related fields as well as a range of career areas:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Banking and Finance
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Economics
  • Insurance
  • Medical Research
  • Scientific Research
  • Teaching
  • And many more
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