Statistics majors at Grand Valley learn the theory and application of statistical methods and get hands-on experience analyzing real-life data. Students who major in statistics get experience and receive training in verbal and written communication skills, which are essential in today's society.
For current degree requirements and curriculum information, visit the online catalog, www.gvsu.edu/catalog/. GVSU also offers a professional science master's (PSM) degree in biostatistics. For details, visit www.gvsu.edu/biostat/.
Students study a variety of topics, including:
Statisticians help make important advances in scientific research by using their quantitative abilities, statistical knowledge, computing, and communication skills to collaborate with other scientists on challenging problems, including:
By enrolling in the statistics program at Grand Valley, you can expect the following:
“I can't say enough about my experience at Grand Valley and how my education prepared me for life after college. Three things stick out in my mind. First, the statistics program at Grand Valley prepared me very well for graduate school. I found that I had already been introduced to most of the topics covered in my graduate program. Second, through internship opportunities, I graduated with real-world practical experience in my field. Last, and most important, the dedication and support of professors gave me the confidence to know that I had the skills and the capability to tackle any job.”