Statistics - BS, BA

College of Science

About This Degree

Statistics is the science of characterizing uncertainty and extracting information from numerical data.

Statistics majors at USU receive a solid education in areas like probability, linear regression/ time series, experiment design, quality control, and various areas in statistical analysis.

Essentially, statisticians can work in any career or for any company where data is collected or analyzed. Because of this, and the fact that not enough people graduate in statistics to meet the current career demand, USU statistics majors have an extremely high job placement after graduation. The Mathematics and Statistics Department is a close-knit unit where students receive individual attention from faculty mentors and the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research.

Students receive a by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.


Actuarial Science:

An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. USU is one of the only universities where students can complete the full undergraduate program in actuarial science required for job placement as an actuary. USU graduates in actuarial science require no further education in graduate school and receive 100% job placement in a career that is consistently rated as one of the top two careers in terms of job satisfaction, opportunities for advancement, and pay. This emphasis is also available through the mathematics degree, but it is essentially the same.


At a Glance

College: College of Science

Department: Mathematics and Statistics Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

This degree prepares students for careers as statisticians and analysts who can work for almost any type of company, industry, or organization.

Actuarial Science Emphasis

Students who graduate in actuarial science work as actuaries in the following areas:

  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Finance industry

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the statistics program has additional requirements:

  • Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.2 total GPA to be accepted into the program.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

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