Undergraduate

New declarations will begin with the Fall Semester
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Please click this link for information about declaring a Major or Minor in Statistics

Notice

The Statistics department is introducing two new majors this fall: a B.A. in Applied Statistics and a B.S. in Statistics. These majors will replace the existing Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics, which is being closed to new students. 

 


Bachelor of Arts in Applied Statistics

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Statistics provides students with a solid grounding the field of statistics, with particular attention paid to applications. Knowledge of statistics is becoming increasingly important in many fields, so that students completing this major will have many options available upon graduation.

Students completing this major will be well prepared to design experimental studies, analyze data, and communicate results in a wide range of subject areas. They will also be well prepared to enter MS programs in statistics and related fields.  With a modest amount of advance planning students are able to complete an M.S. in Statistics at UVa with one additional year of study. Students interested in the B.A./M.S. program should see this web link.

Students choosing this major have the option of selecting a concentration in one of Finance and Business, Biostatistics, or Data Science

Bachelor of Science in Statistics

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Statistics provides students with a deep grounding in the field of statistics, both applications and theory. A deep understanding of data analysis and statistics plays a critical role in many aspects of modern society.  Students completing this major will have will have a wide range of options available upon graduation.

Students completing Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Statistics will be well prepared to design experimental studies, clean and analyze data, modify existing statistical methods guided by underlying theory, and effectively communicate results to stakeholders. They will also be well prepared to enter graduate programs (M.S. or Ph.D.) in statistics and related fields.  With a modest amount of advance planning students are able to complete an M.S. in Statistics at UVa with one additional year of study. Students interested in the B.A./M.S. program should see this web link.

 Minor in Data-Analytics

The target audience for this minor are students who are interested in learning from data but may have little or no data analysis background.  It requires no prior experience with statistics, computing, or data analysis.  Students completing this minor will gain significant experience with working with data to prepare for analysis, drawing conclusions from data, and communicating conclusions.

 Minor in Statistics

The target audience for this minor are students with some prior experience with statistics and computing who would like a deeper understanding of data and statistics.  This minor assumes prior experience with statistics and computing before declaring, allows more student flexibility for a combination of theory and analytics, and includes only STAT courses.  We expect mostly students majoring in STEM subjects, but it is open to all.

Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics 

THIS MAJOR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NEW DECLARATIONS
Information is for current majors onl
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revised September 8, 2021

For more information contact the Department of Statistics, 103 Halsey Hall, P.O. Box 400135, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4135; (434) 924-3222.