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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 Courses

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

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. 
"Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school.
If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

66%   Employed
29%   Attending Grad School
4%     Seeking Employment
1%     Other

79% of the Class of 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences graduates completed the survey. n = 76

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (37%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (20%)
  • Technology (10%)
  • Insurance (6%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (4%), Communications & Media (4%), Hospitality (4%), Business - Other (4%), Education (4%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (2%), Manufactuing (2%), Human Healthcare Services (2%)

Where 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
AdRoll Developer
Allegiant Competition Analyst
Analysis Group Analyst
Aon Catastrophe Risk Analyst
Actuarial Student
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Risk Management Analyst
Capital Markets Analyst
Quantitative Management Analyst
Bank of Hawaii Application Operation Technician
Barclays Global Capital Markets Analyst
Barron International Group InvestmentBanking Analyst
Best Reviews Data Scientist
BlackRock Analyst
Capital One Associate Software Engineer
Choice Hotels International Media Specialist
Goldman Sachs Analyst
Harvard University Investment Banking Analyst
JB Pritzker for Governor Deputy Data Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co Analyst (2)
KPMG Consulting Actuary
Liberty Mutual Insurance Actuarial Trainee
L'Oreal USA Intern, Consumer 7 Market Intelligence
MapLight.org Researcher
McKinsey &Company Business Analyst
Mercer Actuarial Consultant
Business Strategy Analyst
Microsoft Technical Consultant
Morgan Stanley Credit Risk
NERA Economic Consulting Reserch Associate
Netsuite   Business Development Representative  
Nielsen Company Analyst
Nomura Investment banking Analyst
Northop Grumman Proposal Analyst
PwC Advisory Associate
Actuarial Associate
Prudential Financial Producrt Analyst
Roche Analyst
TD Ameritrade Rotational Analyst
  Third Federal Savings and Loan   Data Analyst
TravelClick FP&A Analyst
University of Chicago Research Professional
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Research Assistant
Wilton Agricultural Strategies Grain Analyst

 

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Statistics (23%)
  • Computer Science (14%)
  • Information Science (14%)
  • Applied Statistics (9%)
  • Accounting (5%), Business Analytics (5%), Economics (5%), Education (5%), Finance (5%), Biostatistics (5%), Genetics (5%), Medicine (5%), Oper Research/Industrial Engineering

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MS (27%)
  • MPS (23%)
  • PhD (18%)
  • MEng (14%)
  • MA (9%)
  • MD (5%), Certificate/License (5%)

Where 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences Graduatess Study

  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Imperial College Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wyoming
  • Yale University