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Major in Statistical Science at MSU Denver

A degree in Statistical Science can catapult you into exciting professional fields including, but not limited to, biostatistics, health sciences, data science, business analytics, and econometrics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations,” and, “the median annual wage for statisticians was $92,270 in May 2020.”

You are invited to consult with our Statistical Science faculty advisors about what a degree in Statistical Science can do for you.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

MSU Denver’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Statistical Science offers an affordable, top-quality education.

With our passionate faculty of Statistical Science teacher-scholars dedicated to helping you get the most from your academic experience and our small class sizes, you’ll thrive in this diverse, urban learning environment.

Here are some examples of opportunities you will receive as an MSU Denver Statistical Science major:

Participate in Statistical Science undergraduate research or guided, individual studies. In recent years, students have developed projects in specialized topics such as the following:

  • Statistical modeling of E. coli contamination of waters in the local creek system to help determine the source of contamination

The field has also experienced a surge in female data scientists and statisticians, indicating a potential for this proposed major to increase gender representation in MSU Denver’s STEM disciplines.

Statistical Science Major Requirements

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Graduates of our program have a strong foundation for real-world statistical analysis and are experiencing success in graduate-level programs and in our current, competitive job market.

The workforce demand for employees with data acumen and statistical prowess has surged; a degree in statistics can translate into more opportunities for students in high-earning potential careers such as:

  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Risk Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Operational Researcher
  • Economist
  • SAS Programmer


Alumni at Work

MSU Denver alumni who earn a degree in Statistical Science enter the workforce well-prepared to make an immediate impact. Employers such as Mercer and S&P Global appreciate our graduates because of their sharp analytical and problem-solving skills. Here are just a few alumni success stories:

  • Brenda Veik (MSU Denver ’02) is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a senior actuary for Annuity Valuation at Great West Financial
  • Rory Flynn (MSU Denver ’15) is a statistical programmer and research associate at BBC Research and Consulting, where he analyzes data for economic and social studies
  • Sarah Zeggert (MSU Denver ’14) is an actuarial analyst at Mercer
  • Sophia Mahmood (MSU Denver ’15), formerly a data analyst forecasting coal supply and demand at S&P Global Platts, is now a senior energy modeler at Energy Ventures Analysis

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
1150 12th St.
Denver, CO  80204

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