Applied Statistics

With massive amounts of data collected from digital applications and mobile devices, Applied Statistics is one of the fastest growing career fields.

And with the knowledge gained on how to best learn from this data in the Applied Statistics program, you’ll be able to choose to work in a variety of fields — engineering, environment, finance, healthcare, government, retail, social sciences and more. 

Applied Statistics includes planning for the collection of data, managing data, analyzing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data, and identifying problems, solutions and opportunities using the analysis. 

This major builds critical thinking and problem solving skills in data analysis and empirical research. In addition to career goals, it will prepare you for advanced degree programs in statistics and quantitative fields.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the fundamentals of probability theory
  • Understand statistical and inferential reasoning
  • Become proficient at statistical computing
  • Understand the fundamentals of statistical modeling and understand its limitations
  • Become skilled in the description, interpretation and exploratory analysis of data by graphical and other means
  • Learn how to effectively communicate statistics

Full list of Applied Statistics program goals can be found on the Office of the Provost site.


Degree Information

Visit the University Catalog to learn about degree requirements and coursework for the Applied Statistics major and minor.

For guidance on course selection, talk with the Statistics Undergraduate Advisor.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in anthropology beyond the classroom. Check out the Applied Statistics Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year view of how you can learn, engage, network and transform your community and prepare for life after graduation.

Get Involved

Join a professional Applied Statistics organization. Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internshipsresearch and study abroad opportunities are available for applied statistics students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

Applied Statistics prepares students with the skills necessary in the modern workplace. Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews and graduate school applications.

General Program Information

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed