B.A./B.S. in Statistics Program By Yale University |Top Universities

B.A./B.S. in Statistics

B.A./B.S. in Statistics

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Statistics is the science and art of prediction and explanation. The mathematical foundation of statistics lies in the theory of probability, which is applied to problems of making inferences and decisions under uncertainty. Practical statistical analysis also uses a variety of computational techniques, methods of visualizing and exploring data, methods of seeking and establishing structure and trends in data, and a mode of questioning and reasoning that quantifies uncertainty. The Statistics program at Yale is a blend of the mathematical theory of probability and statistical inference, the philosophy of inference under uncertainty, computational techniques, the practice of data analysis, and statistical analysis applied to economics, biology, medicine, engineering, and other areas. Statistical methods are widely used in the sciences, medicine, industry, business, and government; graduates can work in these areas or go on to graduate study. The curriculum for the Statistics major is a synthesis of theory, methods, and applications. The requirements are designed to achieve balance and depth in each of the three directions of probability, statistics, and data analysis. Statistics can be taken either as a primary major or as one of two majors, in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. Appropriate majors to combine with Statistics include programs in the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics. A Statistics concentration is also available within the Applied Mathematics major.