Undergraduate Programs

Purdue's Department of Statistics is Indiana's major center for statistical teaching and research. It has the state's largest and oldest doctoral program in statistics and offers a broader range of statistics courses than any other institution in the state. The faculty is recognized as one of the nation's strongest in studies by the National Research Council.

As one of America's leading technical universities, Purdue offers strong programs in many areas that apply statistics. Numerous computational facilities make statistical software easily accessible on a variety of hardware platforms. First courses in statistics generally include laboratory sessions, and all applied statistics courses use and provide instruction in statistical software. The department has its own computing systems for research, and these are used in some advanced classes.

The Statistics Major consists of two options, one in Applied Statistics and one in Mathematical Statistics. The Statistics Major with Mathematical Statistics Option usually leads to a double major in Mathematics and Statistics. The interdisciplinary major in Actuarial Science is jointly administered by the Department of Statistics and the Department of Mathematics. Most Actuarial Science majors have a double major through the Statistics Major with Applied Statistics option.

Students planning to major in Statistics, Actuarial Science, or Mathematics take the same first-year academic program. It is therefore easy to choose among these majors and joint majors after a year at Purdue.

The Statistics Minor is also an option for students majoring in another discipline.

The information here updates the description of Statistics programs in the College of Science Bulletin.

If you haven't made up your mind about a statistics major, please feel free to contact us.

Course Descriptions

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 2:05 PM

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