Welcome to the Department of Statistics! We are a small, amicable department pursuing world class research and encouraging initiative and innovation in our students. Statistics is a challenging academic discipline, but the rewards of earning a statistics degree are well worth the effort.
Statistics provides the reasoning and the methods for producing, and understanding data; it is the science of learning from data. It includes designing experiments, or sampling surveys for the collection of data, collecting the information, evaluating it, drawing conclusions, and presenting the results. Statisticians work with people from a variety of professional backgrounds to solve practical problems. The demand for statisticians is rapidly growing in a very diverse area of fields.
We encourage independent thinking, hard work and initiative in our students. Please take advantage of all of the opportunities our department and CSU have to offer. We are here to help you succeed!
Who Makes up the Statistics Department?
This year the Colorado State University Department of Statistics is celebrating its 50th anniversary – marking five decades of world-class education, research, service, and interdisciplinary support of the CSU community through powerful application of foundational science.
Department of Statistics Faculty and Students Partner with Local Public Health Officials during Pandemic
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, public health experts increasingly sought statisticians for their expertise.
Department of Statistics develops interdisciplinary course in R for all students needing data analysis skills
This online course is meant to give students in all majors applicable, hands-on skills in data analysis and to prepare them for highly analytical upper division courses.