"Data-based careers continue to be among the best career choices according to many different ranking systems. The CareerCast.com 2019 report ranks data scientist as the #1 career, statistician as #2, and actuary as #10. Land your dream job by studying in our department." - Professor Tim Swartz, Department Chair
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science was created in 2001 and has since grown into a dynamic group of approximately 530 undergraduate students, 62 graduate students, and 24 faculty members. Statistics and Actuarial Science faculty have earned a national and international reputation for work in applied and theoretical statistics, actuarial science, and, more recently, data science. Undergraduate and graduate students flourish in the highly interactive and personalized environment that characterizes our department.
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