What will I learn?

The curriculum in statistics includes a firm foundation in mathematics and computer science, in addition to course work in statistical theory and methodology. Statistics majors are also required to obtain a minor in an area of application. The nature of statistical work is to design and analyze research projects through the application of the principles of mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The student who wishes to make valid inferences from empirical data will find the field of statistics fascinating and rewarding.

The study of statistics as a separate professional field is comparatively recent. The wide demand for graduates with special training in research and development techniques has fostered development of statistical curricula in colleges and universities. A pioneer in this field, the University of Wyoming is one of the few schools in the nation where a coordinated undergraduate training program in statistics is available.

We expect that students graduating with a statistics degree will be able to: 1) recognize the importance of variation and uncertainty in the world, 2) understand how statistics improves decisions when faced with uncertainty, 3) become proficient with a broad range of statistical tools, 4) develop critical thinking skills that enable application of statistics in new and unusual settings, and 5) communicate effectively. With these skills, graduates will be able to work effectively as statistical professionals and, if desired, successfully pursue further training at the master's and doctorate levels.

Graduates with statistical training are employed in a broad spectrum of areas which include the business world, the sciences (social, biological, physical and health), as well as engineering and education. For this reason, an area of application is required of each student.

Degree Requirements

Basic Concepts (Select 1)

  • Stat 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Stat 2070 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Stat 4220 Basic Engineering Statistics

Required Coursework (All 6)

  • Stat 3050 Statistical Methods - General
  • Stat 4015 Regression Analysis
  • Stat 4025 Design and Analysis of Experiments I
  • Stat 4255 Mathematical Theory of Probability
  • Stat 4265 Introduction to the Theory of Statistics
  • Stat 4870 Senior Thesis

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,090.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $603 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Arts and Sciences

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3254,



82070, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Completion of the success curriculum while attending high school. High School Success Curriculum: 4 years English, 4 years Math, 4 years Science, 3 years Social Science, 2 years of same Foreign Language.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of high school transcript.

English scores: Min. score 71 for iBT/ 6.0 IELTS / 51 Duolingo.


Fall semester (mid-August) - All application materials must be received by June 1.

Spring semester (early January) - All application materials must be received by November 1.

Summer semester (early May) - All application materials must be received by April 1.

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About this uni

The University of Wyoming offers outstanding, research-led learning opportunities and a classic American cultural experience.

  • Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains landscape
  • Diverse student body from over 90 countries worldwide
  • Low student to faculty ratio and small classroom sizes
  • Over 200 programs of study to choose from