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Statistics B.S.

Gain a solid understanding of statistical concepts and methods, as well as practical skills to work with data. Prepare for careers that require rigorous statistical training.
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About this Program

  • Receive one-on-one guidance from esteemed faculty advisors and talented graduate students in mathematics through our mentorship program.
  • Connect with your peers through Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society that was founded at Syracuse University.
  • Receive expert advice and training as you prepare for the Putnam Exam or GRE.
  • Explore advanced topics in a small-group setting by completing a senior seminar course.
  • Conduct research under the direction of a faculty member and apply for financial support to continue your research during summer months.
  • Earn a special distinction in statistics by maintaining a strong GPA in your mathematics courses and completing a thesis project under the supervision of a professor.

Program Information

Degree Type






College or School

Career Path


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Statistics majors qualified for the Dean’s List in academic year 2022-23.
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The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is Syracuse University’s first and largest college. As the home of the liberal arts, our internationally recognized programs provide the cornerstone of a Syracuse University education with 50+ majors in the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences (in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs).
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After doing preliminary coursework in elementary probability and statistics, calculus, linear algebra and statistical computing, you’ll take required upper-level statistics courses. Additionally, you’ll select from upper-division course options to complete the statistics program, choosing the courses that are most interesting to you.

  • Demonstrate facility with the basic mathematics techniques used in statistical theory and applications.
  • Effectively communicate statistical ideas.
  • Manipulate and summarize data efficiently and effectively.
  • Formulate statistical models and perform statistical inferences using fundamental concepts and principles of statistics.
  • Conduct data analysis using various statistical methods and summarize findings.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in statistical computing.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in statistical modeling and applications.

The B.A. degree in statistics is recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in a field that requires quantitative training with an emphasis in statistics. Often, these students go on to work in fields that value statistical skills but are not entirely dependent on statistical analysis, modeling and other areas.

Alternatively, the B.S. in statistics is recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in a field that requires rigorous and in-depth statistical training. The B.S. program equips students with a solid understanding of statistical concepts and methods and strong data analysis skills.

The B.A. and B.S. also differ in their flexibility. Because of its flexible curriculum, the B.A. works well for students who wish to combine their statistics major with other major(s). The B.S. can also be combined with other majors, but this may take additional planning/advice from faculty and professional advisors.

  • Statistical Computing
  • Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design
  • Fundamentals of Data Science
  • Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

Extracurricular Opportunities

Student organization

Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honorary society. Founded in 1914 at Syracuse University, PME currently has over 350 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The purpose of the society is to promote mathematical activities among students.


Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program pairs undergraduate students with graduate mentors for a semester-long reading project.


Research Areas

In the Department of Mathematics, you’ll learn from and have the opportunity to conduct research alongside faculty with expertise across a range of areas. Current research groups focus on algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, geometry, topology, mathematics education, probability and statistics.

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