The University of Minnesota offers two different programs leading to a bachelor's degree in statistics. The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Statistics, while the College of Science and Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Statistics (BSStat) degree.
Both the BA and BS degrees are administered by the School of Statistics, an internationally recognized group of about 18 permanent faculty. Besides bachelor's degrees, the School offers MS and PhD degrees with about 60 graduate students currently enrolled. Students are advised to acquire a knowledge of a second academic area. Typical examples are industrial engineering, computer science, health science, business and economics, social science, or actuarial science. General information on employment will be found in the brochure "Careers in Statistics" which is available from the Undergraduate Advisor (inquire at 313 Ford Hall), or from the American Statistical Association, 806 - 15th Street,N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
The University of Minnesota offers two different programs leading to a bachelor's degree in statistics:
The major differences between the degrees are the differing college degree requirements between the College of Liberal Art and the College of Science and Engineering.. CLA students have a foreign language requirement; and CSE students must take an extra scence course and 3 courses of technical electives that are not required in CLA.
We advise our undergraduate students to acquire a knowledge of a second academic area. Typical examples are industrial engineering, computer science, health science, business and economics, social science, or actuarial science.
Candidates for the BA must meet all CLA requirements as listed in the CLA Bulletin. This includes 120 total credits, liberal education requirements, etc. In addition, the Statistics major requires:
Candidates for the BS Stat must meet all CSE requirements listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. This includes having 120 total credits and fulfilling the liberal arts requirements. The statistics major requires:
General information on employment is available from the American Statistical Association at http://www.amstat.org/careers/. We also encourage students to use the resources in the CLA Career Services office.
Our graduates are widely employed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout the U.S.