Undergraduate Program

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Data are the key to solving problems in a complex world. The degree program in Statistics and Data Analytics prepares students to identify a problem which can be informed by data, collect the data, analyze it appropriately, and communicate the results effectively. The degree program is a synthesis of data analysis, statistical thinking, statistical computing, and technical communication skills. Graduates will be able to adapt to an ever-evolving data landscape and use their knowledge to construct novel solutions to challenges that are meaningful for society.

The Statistics and Data Analytics program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in statistics, machine learning, and data analytics. Upon graduation, students will be qualified for immediate employment in a variety of business and technology companies; they will also be prepared for graduate study in statistics and related fields.


During your first semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you’ll take an Introduction to Data course, exposing you to exploratory data analysis, including data visualization. We’ll also help you explore career paths in statistics and data analytics through a one-credit course which also focuses on strategies for student success both in the program and at Nebraska.

How to Apply

Ready to be someone who makes a difference? Start your story with the Department of Statistics. With our innovative program that emphasizes both technical and non-technical skills as well as experiential learning opportunities and a campus located at the heart of a vibrant college city community of nearly 300,000 people, Nebraska offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.


Each day, people generate an increasing amount of data, as we add smart devices to our homes, new sensors to gather data from power grids and highways, and advance scientific inquiry through data collection and analysis. As a result, statistics and data analytics are among the most in-demand skill sets in business settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘Statistician’ is one of the fastest growing occupations in the US, and demand for data and statistics skills is spread across industries such as finance, insurance, professional services, agricultural industries, and IT. Statistics and related fields account for 5 of the top 12 occupations with the highest expected job growth in Nebraska over the next 7 years.