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Field of Study: Statistics


Statistics programs teach people how to collect and analyze data.



Statistics programs include topics such as:

  • Probability
  • 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.