About this Degree

Statistics has been described as the science of learning from data: everything from planning for the collection of data and data management, to end-product activities such as drawing conclusions from data and presentation of results. Statistics includes the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data. Statisticians contribute to the design of surveys and experiments; collection, processing, and analysis of data; and interpretation of the results. Statisticians apply their methods in all subjectareas. Sampling - obtaining information about a population of people or group of things by surveying a small portion of the total is often used. Statisticians the where and how of data, determine the type and size of the sample group, instructions and procedures f or the sampling collection, tabulate the data and final analysis, interpretation and summary using computer software.

What you will learn

A Statistics major will select a degree option of either Data Analysis or Mathematical Statistics. The Data Analysis option is designed to prepare an individual for a statistical career with only an undergraduate degree. The Mathematical Statistics option is designed to prepare an individual for graduate school and for further training in Statistics.  Our undergraduate program continues to thrive with UGA students recognizing the importance of a background in statistics – this is seen in the increasing number of both majors (approximately 100 students) and minors. 

Possible Job Titles:
    Actuary ISO 2000 Specialist
    Aerospace Engineer Mathematician
    Appraiser Numerical Analyst
    Benefits Administrator Operations Research Analyst
    Biometrician/Biostatistician Public Health Statistician
    Budget Analyst Psychometrist
    Claims Adjuster Quality Assurance Analyst
    Computer Programmer Research Analyst
    Computer Test Specialist Risk & Insurance Specialist
    Contract Administrator Robotics Programmer
    Cost Estimator/Analyst Statistical Software Support
    Cryptographer/Cryptologist Statistician
    Data Analytics Associate Stock Analyst
    Econometrician Supply Chain Analyst
    Foreign-Exchange Trader Technical Writer
    Information Scientist Underwriter
    International Trade Specialist  



      Potential Employers

      Aerospace Companies NASA
      Bureau of Labor Statistics Nat. Hwy Traffic Safety Admin.
      C & L Business Equipment National Inst. Standards & Tech
      Colleges & Universities National Security Agency
      Defense Logistics Agency NOAA
      Defense Mapping Agency PRC Environmental Mgmt.
      Employment & Training Adm. Research & Dev. Firms
      Engineering Technician Sharp Shooter, Inc Research Social
      Google Science Pollsters
      Housing & Mortgage Fin. Test Development Corp.
      Investment Firms T.E. Properties, Inc.
      Justice Department Transportation Department
      Kennecott Ridgeway Mining Co. U.S. Customs Service
      Library of Congress U.S. Navy
      Logistics Weights and Measures Office
      Market Research