As the world becomes more data-focused, many industries depend on numerical measurements to evaluate possibilities and make decisions.
UConn statistics majors and minors take courses and get involved with internships, research, and other hands-on experiences. Through these activities, our students become skilled analysts and develop traits that are highly desirable to employers.
What can I do with a degree in statistics?
UConn statistics majors find success in almost any field you can imagine. The statistics curriculum is designed to help students build skills like:
- Critical thinking
- Independence and teamwork
- Problem solving
- Quantitative data analysis
Where Our Alumni Work
A degree in statistics prepares you to work in a variety of industries and professional roles.
- Computer Science
- Health Science
- Political Science
- Public Health
Common Job Titles
As you are exploring career options in statistics, it can be helpful to investigate a variety of common job titles that statistics graduates pursue and incorporate them into your search. Some examples include:
- Actuarial Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Business Technology Rotational Associate
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Demand Planner
- Environmental Scientist
- Sports Analyst
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Pharmaceutical Engineer
- Principal Statistical Researcher
- Project Manager
- Quality Analyst
- Research Analyst
- Research Scientist
- Risk Analyst
- Senior Analyst, IT Data Science
- Software Engineer
- Statistical Programmer
- Statistical Scientist
- Systems Engineer
Plan Your Career
UConn's Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The Center offers:
- One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more
- Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students
- In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success
More Career Development Resources
The Department of Statistics hosts events highlighting career opportunities available to statistics professionals. Find out about upcoming events, or check out recordings of previous events below.
Prepare for Graduate School
Students should weigh many factors before they decide to apply for graduate school. Our graduate education page outlines the different graduate programs offered by the Department of Statistics. You can also meet with an advisor to discuss graduate school options.
Students interested in applying to graduate school in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or related disciplines are strongly advised to take additional MATH courses, particularly MATH 2210Q. MATH 3150 and MATH 3151 are also highly recommended for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees in statistics.
Connect with Alumni
Connecting with UConn alumni is one of the most valuable ways to learn and get advice about your career options. The Husky Mentor Network consists of alumni and friends of UConn who have volunteered to give back to current students through sharing their stories and advice.
- American Statistical Association Career Center offers information on statistics professions, job postings, continuing education, workshops, seminars, and professional development opportunities.
- The Undergraduate Statistics Education Initiative offers information on undergraduate programs in the statistical sciences and other profiles of statisticians at various levels of industry, academia, and government.
- Amstat News is a monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, which covers industry events, membership news, and “Career Corner” articles.
- Chance Magazine is a general interest magazine with articles and departments featuring timely material on the world of statistics.
- Significance Magazine is a bimonthly publication dedicated to communicating and demonstrating the practical use of statistics in all walks of life.
- What Can I Do With This Major? is a website that provides typical career areas and types of employers that hire statistics students, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.