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Statistics Fundamentals

Statistics is the discipline that deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It can be applied to a wide array of academic areas, from biology, chemistry and anthropology to geography, political science and sociology. Because it is used as a basis for logical, informed decisions, statistics has wide application in the public and private, profit and nonprofit sectors of society.

Professional Preparation

Because virtually every profession depends on verifiable, reliable and instructive statistics – mathematicians, scientists, educators, engineers and more – those with degrees in statistics can rely on good prospects for employment. The University of Akron’s statistics program prepares you for graduate studies or a successful career in private industry as well as federal, state or local government.

Our Faculty

  • are energetic and innovative
  • work closely with local industries to bring academics to life by incorporating real-life statistical challenges into a variety of courses 

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The Department of Statistics maintains two instructional computer labs and provide the latest statistical software, SAS, SPSS, JMP, Minitab, etc.  

Real-word Experience

The Center for Statistical Consulting provides opportunities for you to gain valuable experience in the practical application of statistics while interacting with faculty and clients.  

Statistics Organizations

Interact with other statistics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics honorary)
  • Math Club
  • American Statistical Association
  • Society of Actuaries

Sample Curriculum

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For More Information:

Department of Statistics

Contact: Dr. Richard Einsporn

Career Opportunities

The demand for statisticians is currently high and growing. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nonacademic jobs for statisticians is expected to increase through 2016. Furthermore, colleges and universities will be hiring more faculty members in statistics fields. Salaries and opportunities for advancement are competitive and reflect the current demand.

Degrees and Preparation

Our B.S., B.A. and M.S. graduates will be prepared for advanced studies in statistics and related disciplines and for the diverse uses of statistics in business, industry, government, scientific research and society.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.