Overview of the Academic Programs in Statistics
The Department of Statistics offers many courses in introductory statistics which are taken by a multitude of majors around UNL. In 2004-2005, our department began offering undergraduates the option of obtaining a Minor in Statistics. For more information go, please see our web page on the minor requirements.
The department offers a Master of Science in Statistics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics. Because of the departmental history, our degree programs have particularly strong roots in two areas:
- Agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences: For more information about degree programs in statistics with this emphasis, visit the description of our Biometry degree program.
- Survey statistics: The department has a strong connection with the Gallup Research center and with the University’s Survey Research and Methodology program. For more information about degree programs in statistics with this emphasis, visit the description of our Survey Statistics degree program.
These specializations are not limiting. We are a new department. As we grow, we expect to expand our range of opportunities to reflect the world’s changing needs. Our goal is to be a first rate statistics department, emphasizing applications, a program which both anticipates what society needs from the statistics discipline and a program that responds to those needs. A department’s graduate programs are among the best reflections of how well it is meeting these goals.