B.S. in Statistics

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

B.S. in Statistics

B.S. in Statistics

Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics

Statisticians make meaning from data using a combination of mathematics and design thinking. Statistics are much needed in a wide variety of practical applications such as business analytics, industrial control, marketing, public policy, epidemiology, public health, demography, psychology, sociology, to mention only a few. Studies from several independent sources identify statistics as a critical area in which demand for skilled knowledge workers is expanding dramatically and quickly.

The US Bureau of Labor predicts that employment will grow 30% by 2028, and reports median annual wage of $86,630 in Illinois.  The Bureau also reports that these jobs are disproportionately concentrated in Illinois, with a location quotient of 1.10. Meanwhile US News and World Report ranks "Statistician" the #6 best job, with above average upward mobility and flexibility and below average stress.


Bachelor of Science in Statistics 

Degree Requirements  Credit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements 39
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Academic Requirements
Requirements for Statistics Major
MATH 150, 250, 221, 251 14
One of MATH 102, MATH 282, MATH 480, MATH 403, STAT 282
CS 202
MATH 305 or 475 3
STAT 483, 473, 474, 484, 485, 486 18
Electives 27
Total 120