Statistics - Applied Statistics

College of Science

Statistics at Purdue University is the only doctorate-granting program in statistics in Indiana and is one of the largest (students and faculty) in the United States. It is consistently rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top departments in the country. Students enjoy a great deal of interaction with faculty as well as small classes. For students with excellent preparation in high school, the department offers a master’s program in which a student can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years.

The statistics major consists of two options:

Statistics - Applied Statistics Website

Plan of Study

 

Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.


 

Contact Information

Recruiting Coordinator,
sciencerecruiting@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-1771

Careers

Most statistics majors continue on to graduate school or enter professional programs such as law school, medical school, or business programs. Some decide to teach. Others become sports statisticians or work for cities as database managers, cryptologists, mathematicians, or market researchers. The newest trend for statistics majors is to continue on in data analytics, computational statistics and machine learning. In addition, students learn communication skills, teamwork, and problem-solving skills as well as the necessary technical skills for positions in a number of industries.


Related Career Interests

Finance and Investing

Mathematics