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?

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Students from other fields in introductory statistics courses

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Faculty and students have won many CSU and professional awards and distinctions
  • Faculty have been supported by more than 240 grants
  • Faculty collaborate with personnel in 32 CSU departments and 31 government and industry organizations outside CSU
  • The Master of Applied Statistics ranked #3 for online M.S. Statistics programs
  • Offering online programs since 1979, online revenues were $4.5 million since 2013
  • Significant commitment to broad undergraduate and graduate student success

Opportunities:

  • Hiring faculty with research interests relevant to Biostatistics, Data Science, Agricultural Sciences, Sports Performance
  • Expand Department initiatives supporting student diversity and success
  • Develop major and minor opportunities in statistics and data science
  • Expand internship program and industry partnerships

DEPARTMENT NEWS

The Department of Statistics celebrates its 50th anniversary

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.

Undergraduate Students dive into Sports Analytics

As technological advances yield complex data such as motion tracking, professional teams are turning to sports analytics to gain a competitive advantage over their adversaries.

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.

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