The university-wide Department of Statistical Science offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Statistical Science (B.A.), Applied Statistics (MPS), and Statistics (M.S./Ph.D.). The Statistical Science undergraduate major, open to students in Arts and Sciences, provides an interdisciplinary academic program in the study of empirical quantitative reasoning in its scientific and social context. The Statistical Science major has been designed to ensure that students have a firm grounding in both the major area as well as substantial depth in a particular applied area.
M. Wegkamp, chair; G. Hooker, director of graduate studies; J. Abowd, J. Bien, J. Booth, F. Bunea, J. A. Bunge, T. DiCiccio, Y. Hong, N. Kiefer, D. Matteson, F. Molinari, M. Nussbaum, D. Ruppert, M. Smith, P. Velleman, S. Volgushev, M. T. Wells, X. Yang
Three 3000+ related courses that are outside of Statistical Science and total at least nine credits (3 credit minimum per course). At least one course to include a paper, a project, or research with substantive, non-trivial application of statistical methods to subject-related data.
Prerequisites to apply for the major include a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA over at least two (2) semesters at Cornell University; and grades of C or higher in at least two (2) of the following courses to ensure foundational mathematical, computational, and/or statistical ability: