Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It is concerned with data in the context of uncertainty and decision making in the face of uncertainty. Statistics is primarily mathematical in nature but has grown through applications in the social sciences (such as economics), natural sciences (such as physics and biology), as well as business and engineering, to become its own separate, though closely allied, field. Inferences in mathematical statistics are made under the framework of probability theory. Modern statistics in the 21st century focus more and more on computing and algorithms.
The BA track in Statistics is designed to provide a solid mathematical and statistical foundation for a successful career in statistics, data analysis, and data science. It offers students the possibility of expanding the interdisciplinary aspect of the program by completing a second major. For example, students may combine statistics with computer science, biology, psychology, economics, accounting, finance, management science, or social science.
The BA track in Statistics requires 12.5 courses in Mathematical Sciences (that is 12 full-semester courses and one half-semester course).