The STAT program has three areas of emphasis. The mathematical statistics option provides preparation for graduate school in statistics. The applied statistics option is designed for the student wishing to become a professional statistician but not planning to attend graduate school. The actuarial science option is intended for the student wanting to become an actuary or pursue a graduate degree in actuarial science.
A STAT minor is useful for students in fields where data is collected and used to make decisions or who plan to attend graduate school.
At the time of application, students must have at least 6 credits in the major from SCSU and at least a 2.5 GPA in all major or minor courses and all college-level courses. Once admitted, they must earn at least a C in all major or minor courses and maintain at least a 2.4 GPA in the major or minor to graduate.