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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Statistics is to help students develop their intellect and faith. As they expand their understanding of the role of science in a systematic pursuit of truth, the student will develop the ability to understand and communicate the results from empirical research in an ethical manner. They will also be able to implement sound statistical methodology to strengthen scientific conclusions.


To succeed in this mission, the Department will:

  • Offer the premier undergraduate educational experience to statistics and actuarial science majors that prepares them to pursue satisfying and productive careers and qualifies them to enter competitive graduate programs.
  • Offer an applied statistics graduate program that prepares outstanding students for successful and productive careers.
  • Provide superb teaching in general education and service courses to cultivate an understanding of the role of the scientific method in performing empirical research.
  • Contribute to the advancement of statistical science through peer-reviewed research, and collaborate on the pursuit of knowledge across scientific disciplines.