Statistics and Data Science Major (BS)
The statistics and data science major explores the science of learning from data. Coursework covers the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of these results. Statisticians can work in virtually any field, from business and social science to biology and medicine.
The statistics and data science curriculum is designed to provide students with the broad range of core competencies required of all statistics professionals, as well as the opportunity to acquire an understanding of selected advanced topics.
Statistics and Data Science at Lynchburg
Our program capitalizes on the nationally recognized student-faculty interactions at Lynchburg to provide hands on experiences in data analysis.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the need for statisticians will grow nationally by 34% over the next decade, with median salaries of $80,500 per year.
With big data growing in importance, our statistics and data science major prepares students for a wide variety of employment opportunities in business, government, health care, and many other fields as a data analyst or statistician.
Kevin Peterson, PhD
Professor of Mathematics
Chair of the Mathematics Department