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Statistics, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Prepare for a rewarding career applying your quantitative skills to real-world problems. Our statistics department stands out with its close-knit community feel and caring, supportive faculty.

With the amount of data only increasing, it's the perfect time to be in statistics. People who can analyze and learn from data are in very high demand. Work in a traditional area like actuarial science, or choose modern data science and analytics. Join our community, and gain the needed tools for success in the field.

Program Highlights

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    A Friendly Faculty

    Learn from outstanding teachers who are well-versed in important statistical methods and care about their students' success.

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    Programming Practice

    Experience numerous opportunities to learn and use important programming languages like R.

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    Networking Opportunities

    Join the Statistics Club to meet friends, hear valuable speakers and access internship opportunities on and off-campus.

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    Supportive Community

    Enjoy learning alongside fellow statistics students in a moderately sized, active and close community.

What You’ll Study

A great mix of applied, theoretical and computing courses gives you a balanced statistical education. Perform fundamental statistical analyses, and prepare informative graphics for public presentations. Choose the general major or the major with an emphasis in actuarial mathematics and statistics. Conduct research with our faculty or on your own.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Database Management

    Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security

  • Examine Evidence

    Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Actuarial Manager
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Associate Actuary
  • Data Operations Analyst
  • Head of Insurance Analytics

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Insurance
  • Research
  • Technology

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

USC is a great place to study statistics because the faculty members help you to understand and love the subject on a deeper level. The instructors are supportive, encouraging and passionate about mentoring students in and outside of the classroom.

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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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