Prepare for a rewarding career in a fast-growing field in the University of Central
Missouri’s Actuarial Science and Statistics BS - Statistics Option program. You’ll
learn how to apply statistical software and tools to solve important problems using
data in a wide range of industries, from business and insurance to health care and
Because your degree in Statistics can be applied to a range of fields after graduation, you’ll have a number of possible jobs for Statistics majors available to you. To prepare, you can complement your Actuarial Science and Statistics major with a UCM minor to help focus your applied skills in a particular industry, field or business sector.
Expert faculty with industry experience
Learn from Actuarial Science and Statistics program faculty who all hold doctorates in statistics or mathematics and are active in the industry. They work hard to ensure your academic success through both classroom support and small-group mentorships.
Accelerated pathway to MS in Mathematics
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Dedicated computer lab for majors
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While completing your Statistics major at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll take a variety of exciting courses that immerse you in this fast-growing field.
In our Regression Analysis class, you’ll be introduced to statistical software and learn to model potential solutions to important real-world data. In the Senior Projects class, you’ll transition from classroom lessons to workplace projects that are structured around the work you can expect to perform early in your actuary career.
Other core courses you may take include:
If you choose actuarial science as a career, you’ll benefit from UCM’s recognition by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). Our Actuary program is recognized as a Universities and Colleges Actuarial Programs - Advanced Curriculum program. This means that our Statistics major will help prepare you for at least four SOA preliminary exams.
Accelerated BS/MS Statistics and Actuary program
Start your master’s degree during your junior year by signing up for UCM’s accelerated degree program that combines the BS in Actuarial Science and Statistics with the MS in Mathematics - Actuarial Science and Statistics Option. If you qualify, you’ll be able to complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in only five years.
Hands-on learning and professional networking opportunities are some of the biggest benefits you’ll get as a Statistics major at the University of Central Missouri.
Once you complete your Actuary and Statistics major requirements, you’ll be ready to excel in data analysis and consulting roles with insurance companies, financial institutions and government agencies.
With this degree in Statistics from UCM, you can enter into jobs for Statistics majors that focus on:
If you’d rather continue your education right after your undergraduate studies, you’ll be prepared to enter a graduate degree program to refine your skills and knowledge. Most companies seeking candidates to fill jobs with a degree in Statistics prefer graduates with a master’s degree. Grad school is a common path for students who plan to pursue a career as a professional statistician.
Jobs for Statistics majors
Use the interactive tool below to learn about career pathways for students who have completed UCM’s Statistics major. You can also learn about potential salaries, growth projections for jobs with a degree in Statistics and more.
The Statistics major from the University of Central Missouri has one of the lowest tuition rates for degrees of its kind in Missouri. This means you don’t have to spend your college career worried about how you’re going to pay for it.
In addition to a high-value bachelor’s degree at an affordable price, UCM provides you with a number of ways to help finance your undergraduate education. Our financial aid counselors can identify scholarships, grants, tuition awards, employment opportunities and federal financial aid to help you pay for school without taking on a lot of student debt.
We also offer additional scholarships and awards for students earning certain degrees. You may be eligible for the following scholarships set aside for undergraduates in UCM’s Statistics and Actuary program:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Most companies who post jobs for Statistics majors prefer candidates who have graduate degrees. Prepare for that step in your career by continuing your education with a master’s degree from UCM.
Make yourself more marketable.
Add even more skills to your resume by combining your Statistics major with a related minor at UCM. A minor can also help you focus your skills for jobs with a degree in Statistics.
Explore programs related to statistics.
If you’re interested in jobs for Statistics majors that benefit from the courses included in this degree program, you may also want to explore these other majors at UCM: