Students concentrating in Statistics acquire the conceptual, computational, and mathematical tools for quantifying uncertainty and making sense of complex data arising from many applications. Statistics provides quantitative methods for analyzing data, making rational decisions under uncertainty, designing experiments, and modeling randomness and variability in the world. Statistics has a theoretical core surrounded by a vast number of domains of application in fields such as: anthropology, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, engineering, environmental sciences, epidemiology, finance, government, history, law, linguistics, medicine, physics, psychology, sociology, and many others. A New York Times article pointed out the increasing demand for statisticians in an article with the headline: "For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics".
Statistics is offered as both a concentration and a secondary field.