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There is no doubt that today's technologies make it is easier to
collect and store large amounts of data, however it is difficult to
extract useful information. Students interested in producing useful
information from available data will need strong methodological
grounding, so they can critically interpret existing research and
conduct sound research on their own.
Statistics majors at Grand Valley learn the theory and application of statistical methods and get hands-on experience analyzing real-life data. Students who major in statistics get experience and receive training in verbal and written communication skills, which are essential in today's society.
For current degree requirements, including the emphasis in actuarial sciences, available minors in statistics, and curriculum information, visit gvsu.edu/catalog/. GVSU offers a professional science master's degree in applied statistics and biostatistics, visit gvsu.edu/psm/.
You can expect the following from the statistics program at Grand Valley:
Undergraduate students in this major study at the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.
Statisticians help make important advances in scientific research and data science by using their quantitative abilities, statistical knowledge, computing, and communication skills to collaborate with other scientists on problems, including:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
“I can't say enough about my experience at Grand Valley and how my education prepared me for life after college. Three things stick out in my mind. First, the statistics program at Grand Valley prepared me very well for graduate school. Second, through internship opportunities, I graduated with real-world practical experience in my field. Last, and most important, the dedication and support of professors gave me the confidence to know that I had the skills and the capability to tackle any job.”