BS in Statistical Science

To declare a statistical science major, please email the School of Statistics academic advisor at for more information.

The BS in statistical science is intended for students who are interested in careers as statisticians or who would like to go on to graduate education in statistics or a related area. It shares a core sequence of applied statistics courses with the BA program, but requires more mathematics.

This program allows students the flexibility to take additional advanced mathematics courses that are expected for admission to many graduate programs. The BS is comprised of a series of required STAT courses, Calculus I, II, III, and Linear Algebra, an intro CSCI course, and electives. To allow for the extra mathematics, students in the BS program do not have to complete the College of Liberal Arts' second language requirement. 

Many of our BS students pursue University of Minnesota graduate programs like statistics, biostatistics, data science, epidemiology, quantitative methods in education, psychometrics, and others.