Why study Statistics?

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing disciplines and is ranked among the top six professions by the US News and World Report. Statistician jobs are projected to grow 35 percent between 2020 and 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Statistics is used in almost all disciplines, including science, medicine, business, finance, social science, banking, and sports. A career in statistics will offer excellent job satisfaction, stability, career development, and life-long learning opportunities in a field of one’s interest. Statisticians are in significant demand in almost all employment sectors in private, government, and academia: providing a wide range of job opportunities of interest to build a career. Even in economic downturns, employment  in statistics-related position remains in high demand.

Statistics is about solving real-world problems using data. It involves using data and analytical tools to make estimates and forecasts, assess their accuracy, and help in decision making. Students will learn data collection; data summarization and visualization; modeling for various types of data; making inferences and predictions; quantifying uncertainty; and facilitating decision-making.

The Division of Statistics and Data Sciences in the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers cutting-edge courses and training in statistics and data science that will prepare students for lucrative employments in Cincinnati and across the nation.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen applicants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.

To succeed in statistics major, students need to have good mathematical and analytical skills and interest in data exploration and analysis to solve problems. Good computational and communication skills will increase the chance of success.  

Employments for statistics majors are available in numerous industries, government, and academia. A partial list of careers for graduates of statistics major is below.

  • Statistician in industries, medical or health care sectors, or government
  • Data scientist
  • Research statistician in natural or social science disciplines
  • Biostatistician
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance actuary
  • Risk analyst
  • Sports analyst
  • Professor and educator in colleges or universities

The Division of Statistics and Data Science in the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an undergraduate minor in statistics for students majoring in another area. It is offered to students in any college at the University of Cincinnati. Advanced placement and calculus transfer credit can be counted toward the minor.

The minor in statistics program will provide students from various fields with essential statistics knowledge and data analysis skills they can use in their own specific fields. Upon the completion of the minor program, the students will be able to conduct statistical analysis using modern computational tools, understand basic theories which are the foundation for various statistical methodologies, read research articles and news that use statistics, and interpret the findings and conclusions.

A minimum of 24 credit hours, including 14 credit hours from the core courses, is required for completion of the minor requirement.

Core courses for Minor in Statistics (14 credit hours)  

  • MATH1061, Calculus I                                                            
  • MATH1062, Calculus II                                                    
  • STAT2037, Probability & Statistics I                                     
  • STAT3038, Probability & Statistics II   

Minimum of 10 credit hours from the following minor elective courses:

  • MATH2063, Multivariate Calculus                                  
  • MATH2076, Linear Algebra                                                     
  • STAT3041, Introduction. to Data Science                               
  • STAT4041, Bayesian Data Science                                           
  • STAT4131, Applied Regression Analysis                                             

Click here to declare the minor online

Students in the UC College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top urban public research universities. UC's urban, tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research, and learning.  At the same time, its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized center for exploratory studies, and a successful first year experience program that teaches critical skills to first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

The statistics faculty members are engaged in research at the forefront of major areas in statistics as well as interdisciplinary research. Opportunities are available for students to be involved in research under the mentorship of faculty as part of the Capstone Project, the UPRISE or the Taft program in the summer of junior year, or independently. Students will also have internship opportunities during the regular semester in the senior year or in the summer before. Our program is one of only a few to offer such an opportunity. Our majors will have access to excellent computer facilities, and computation is incorporated intrinsically into our courses.

To graduate from the UC College of Arts and Sciences, students must:

  • Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit, and free electives but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the college.
  • Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirement of B.S. in Statistics in the Curriculum
  • Complete the College Core Requirements.

Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline

Admission to A&S is generally available for any off-campus student who was admissible directly from high school and has a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in the most recent institution.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 at the most recent institution

Transfer students should apply using our transfer student online application

University transfer scholarships are available to those who meet specific requirements, and ANY admitted A&S transfer student might qualify for an A&S transfer scholarship. Deadlines and eligibility criteria are online via the previous links.

For any inquiries, please contact us at artsci@ucmail.uc.edu

Admission to A&S is generally available for University of Cincinnati students enrolled in other colleges if they were admissible directly from high school, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in their most recent UC college.

Application Deadlines

While midyear admission is possible, the fall semester is generally the best time to enter the college since many course sequences begin in that semester. Applicants to the UC College of Arts and Sciences who are enrolled or who were previously enrolled as degree-seeking students in A&S or in other UC colleges should apply for admission directly to A&S (in French West, 2nd Floor). All other applicants who wish to earn an undergraduate degree from A&S should apply through the Office of Admissions (3rd Floor, University Pavilion).

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Hang J Kim
4199 French Hall West
2815 Commons Way
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0025
(513) 556-4937

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