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Actuarial Science & Statistics - Opt. 2: Statistics BS

Missouri’s One and Only Program

Through the Actuarial Science and Statistics program at the University of Central Missouri, high-achieving mathematics students like you will be prepared to use mathematics to predict the future in insurance, business and the economy. UCM’s program is recognized as a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs—Advanced Curriculum (UCAP-AC) by the Society of Actuaries, making it the only one of its kind at a public institution in Missouri.

UCM's Statistics Program

Statistics focuses on applied statistics and is a great choice in a data-centric world. You’ll learn to use your knowledge in statistics, mathematics, and computer technology to assist your future employers to make decisions and predictions based on data collection, interpretation, analysis and presentation. Thanks to a 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, your experienced professors will have the opportunity to get to know you and provide you with personalized attention. 

Experiential Learning

Through hands-on learning, you’ll expand your knowledge in mathematics, actuarial modeling, finance and economics. Your engaging learning experience at UCM will also provide you with opportunities to get involved in student organizations and service learning projects. You’ll be prepared for a career in statistics, which consistently ranks among the top, highest paying jobs in America.

Experienced Faculty

The actuarial science and statistics faculty are highly qualified and dedicated. All hold a terminal degree in their field and are active in their professions either through research and/or continuing professional development. They work with students in small groups to help them to succeed in their majors.

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Your Courses

As a statistics major, you’ll take courses in computer science and mathematics. You may begin the study of statistics and math at a level equal to your background. If you have a strong math background, you may start with calculus. Other options include college algebra, trigonometry, and basic statistics. While your UCM studies may be challenging, you’ll have the student support services you need to succeed. 

Your Future

Skilled statisticians are always in great demand. The use of statistics is growing in both the private and government sectors. Statistics play an important role in areas such as sports, political science, sociology, business, economics, finance, insurance, biology, chemistry, engineering and the medical industry.


Phoebe McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor and Assistant Chair
WCM 227
Tel: (660) 543-8931


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