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Statistics

About Our Program

Housed within the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, our statistics major is deeply rooted in the liberal arts experience. It will provide you with valuable skills in data collection, data-driven problem solving, and statistical software that can be applied across interdisciplinary topics and kickstart any career path in one of the most important and fastest-growing fields today.

Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your Career

With an emphasis on creative problem solving, enhanced analytical skills, and a global perspective, a statistics major will encourage you to pursue activities unique to our majors, study and work in internships across the country and around the world, and embark on a transformative learning experience that sets you up for a lifetime of success.

First-Year Experience

Offering students a dynamic living and learning environment, First-Year Programs explore topics of interest to faculty members and a select group of students in a seminar-style setting. You can discover the art and science of reasoning through the lens of Sherlock Holmes, engage in ideas around rethinking computers, or a number of other interdisciplinary topics that will introduce you to life at St. Lawrence.

Q-Club

Short for Quantitative Club, this departmental student organization will give you the chance to share research, internship, and summer program experiences, listen to faculty give talks on related areas of interest, and even connect with alumni who study and work in quantitative fields. Pizza and drinks provided. 

Festival of Science

The St. Lawrence community comes together each April to learn about and celebrate the research students conduct on campus every day. 

Paid Summer Research

Gain experience conducting hands-on, intensive research with a faculty mentor in a topic area of your choice. Research can take place on campus, across the country, or around the world. You’ll make unexpected connections and be equipped to make unprecedented discoveries. 

Senior Year Experience

As a capstone to your education, you will have opportunities to work closely with a faculty member as you conduct original research on a topic of your choice. 

Peterson Quantitative Resource Center

Encouraging and developing quantitative reasoning, skills, and applications, the QRC provides walk-in peer tutoring for students across all majors. You can gain help (or help others!) preparing for a quiz or exam, analyzing data, calculating and interpreting statistics, using quantitative software, designing an experiment, or anything else that would support your academic success.

Internships

In the past, our majors have explored career possibilities with startups, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies during semester breaks and off-campus study, including: 

  • RTI Research
  • Vestigo Ventures
  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
  • St. Lawrence Summer Research Fellow
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Bio Expedition Kenya
  • Analysis Group
  • China Construction Bank

Volunteering

You can also gain experience while making a difference through service work on campus and in our local community:

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Campus Kitchen
  • Orientation Leader
  • Rotoract Club

Global Perspectives 

In addition to seven SLU-run programs found in places like France, Kenya, London, and Spain, you can choose from more than 30 programs in over 20 countries to challenge your perspective and expand your worldview. Popular destinations for statistics majors include New Zealand, Australia, and New York City.

Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, statistics majors have enjoyed opportunities to participate in activities to round out their collegiate experience, including: 

  • Sports Analytics Club
  • Quantitative Club
  • Health and Fitness Club
  • SLU Funk Band
  • The Hill News
  • Java Barn
  • Crown Royalties Investment Club
  • Asian Student Association
  • Model UN

Why St. Lawrence for Statistics

71%

of statistics majors completed an internship before they graduated

$50,000 to $55,000

Average starting salary of recent St. Lawrence graduates with a math degree

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New Zealand

New Zealand is one of several global study locations popular with our statistics majors

42%

of statistics majors complete an advanced degree within five years of graduation

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Program Requirements & Courses

Explore statistics major and minor requirements.

Complimentary and Related Programs

Many of our students use statistics as a lens to enhance their education in other fields. If you are interested in studying statistics, you may be interested in pairing it with another major.

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Scholars Program for STEM Majors

St. Lawrence’s Liberal Arts Science Scholars Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, offers scholarships to high-achieving, Pell-grant eligible students interested in pursuing STEM majors, including statistics majors.

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Conferences & Hackathons

The majority of our students present research at conferences as do faculty, who also create and host their own events and hackathons that students can participate in.

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We’re excited to learn more about you, tell you more about our interdisciplinary academic programs, show you around our beautiful campus, and help you navigate your college search.

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We’re looking for curious students who are eager to make a difference. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and consider all aspects of your application and what we learn about you.