Degree requirements:

Statistics, BS

Minor: Statistics (STAT), Minor

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The Statistics Department at Oklahoma State University allows you to gain experience in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, and work collaboratively with people from a broad range of disciplines. A bachelor’s degree in statistics will propel you into a segment of specialists inhigh-demand in today's workforce. Because of the applied nature of the statistics discipline, you may be able to pursue a second major in another discipline that utilizes statistical applications and concepts. The Statistics Department offers an education emphasizing the implementation of statistical methodology, the use of technology, and the application of statistics to other disciplines.

The majority of courses within Statistics include Math, Computer Science, Statistics, and Applied Statistics. Courses to expect for this major include Statistical Methods, Calculus, and Computer Science.

Career Options

A “Statistician” is consistently listed as one of the top five careers based on great working conditions and high salary. Statistics majors obtain quantitative and strategical skills, which are becoming increasingly important in all sectors of society, from private business to the non-profit sector to government and education. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Military Supply Logistics
  • Energy Sector Analyst
  • Statistical Programmer
  • Statistical Consultant
  • Actuary
  • Medical Research
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Educational Specialist
  • Teacher Graduate Student

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BS - Statistics


The Statistics minor can be useful for youin many diverse fields such as the social sciences, biological sciences, business, and education along with many other majors.  Many students find the Statistics minor to be a natural extension of their major field of study since the application of statistics is pervasive in many other disciplines.  A Statistics minor can broaden your opportunities of employment in your major. 

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Department of Statistics offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. Eligible students in this major will receive a $1,000 stipend from the College of Arts and Science their first semester.

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301 Math Statistics and Computer Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078