# Statistics

## Program Description

Central Michigan University's statistics program will help you build problem-solving skills that prepare you for a wide range of in-demand and versatile careers. As a statistics major at CMU, you will work with top faculty supported by National Science Foundation grants. You'll have the chance to apply equations and theories learned in class and to conduct research and present your results at CMU’s Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition. Professional contacts through student organizations such as Kappa Mu Epsilon, Gamma Iota Sigma Nu and the Statistics Club also prepare you well for life beyond CMU.

### Points of Pride

- Since 2002, CMU's Department of Mathematics is home to a nationally renowned summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program attracts students from across the United States.
- More than two dozen research publications have resulted from CMU undergraduate projects and have appeared in prestigious journals such as the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.
- CMU's annual Fleming Lecture Series brings to campus some of the world’s best mathematical minds, including Sir Timothy Gowers, Terence Tao and S.R.S. Varadhan.
- You’ll have access to free tutors at CMU's Mathematics Assistance Centers in Park Library and Troutman Hall.

## Put Your Statistics Degree to Work

Graduates of CMU's statistics program will find a variety of career options in business, industry, government and more. Although statisticians work mostly in offices, they may travel to oversee a survey design, plan implementation or to collect data.

### U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

Job | Median Pay | Job Growth through 2026 |
---|---|---|

Statistician | $81,950 per year | 33% (13,300 more jobs) |

Auditor | $68,150 per year | 10% (140,300 more jobs) |

Survey researcher | $54,470 per year | 1% (100 more jobs) |

### Program Overview

The course listings below are a **representation** of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

**(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)**

### Statistics Major

## Grads on Fire

**David Creech**, ’12, is an analytics and modeling associate at Urban Science.

**Spencer Hall**, ’09, is an actuarial analyst at Hagerty Insurance.

**Amanda (Munro) Smith**, ’08, is a senior billing analyst at The Hanover Insurance Group.

**Todd Merz**, ’96, is a rating analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan.