The mission of the Statistics Department is to help students develop their intellect and faith, expand their understanding of the role of science in the objective, systematic pursuit of truth, demonstrate how sound statistical methodology strengthens scientific conclusions, cultivate the ability to understand and communicate the results from empirical research in an ethical manner, and develop and apply methods of modern statistical science. To succeed in this mission, we will:
Offer the premier undergraduate educational experience to statistics and actuarial science majors that prepares them to pursue satisfying and productive careers and qualifies them to enter competitive graduate programs.
Offer an applied statistics graduate program that prepares outstanding students for successful and productive careers.
Provide superb teaching in general education and service courses to cultivate an understanding of the role of the scientific method in performing empirical research.
Contribute to the advancement of statistical science through peer-reviewed research, and collaborate on the pursuit of knowledge across scientific disciplines.