Statistical Science

As a statistical science major, you’ll take an interdisciplinary academic approach to the study of empirical quantitative reasoning in its scientific and social context, through three themes: mathematical, computational and applied statistics. You’ll learn how statistical inference and probabilistic modeling are central to all of the pure and applied sciences today, as well as how pervasive statistical thinking and quantitative reasoning have become in culture, economy, law, government and science, dramatically changing the way people view the world.

Sample classes

  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Applied Linear Models
  • Computational Statistics
  • Biological Statistics


All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email

What can you do with a degree in Statistical Science? 

Graduate school:

In 2022, 42% of statistical science majors embarked on graduate school journeys. They pursued various advanced degrees, with 33% focusing on their MPS, 21% working towards an MEng, 21% dedicated to an MS, and more. Their graduate field interest ranges from Statistics (29%) to Computer Science (22%) and Applied Statistics (14%).

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Duke University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and the California Institute of Technology.


42% of statistical science graduates secured employment, and the majority entered sectors in financial services (43%), consulting (27%), and technology (13%). Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Ernst & Young, and Morgan Stanley were the top 2022 employers. 

Where 2022 Statistical Sciences Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
American Express Credit and Fraud Risk Analyst
Analysis Group Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lycnh Global Technology Analyst
Barclays Equity Research Analyst
Citigroup Quantitative Analyst
Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Analyst
Ernst & Young Actuarial Consultant
Goldman Sachs Quantitative Strategist
Morgan Stanley Credit Risk
Uber Technologies Inc Data Scientist I