Field of Study: Statistics
Statistics programs teach people how to collect and analyze data.
Statistics programs include topics such as:
- Binomial distribution
- Regression analysis
- Standard deviation
In statistics programs students may be able to specialize in:
- Mathematical statistics and probability
- Research methodology and quantitative methods
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in statistics. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in statistics. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.