Mathematics/Statistics Major

Luther offers a math/stats major, which pairs foundational mathematics courses with four upper-level statistics courses. The upper-level statistics courses are all taught by a Ph.D. statistician. This major provides solid preparation for students interested in studying statistics in graduate school, and is also a great choice for students interested in actuarial science or many of the other careers that require statistical analysis.

Students in the Mathematics/Statistics degree program master skills in statistical theory, interpretation and display of complex data, and computing. This major places an emphasis on applying statistical tools to real-world problems.

Recent graduates from the program have gone on to jobs in private industry and consulting, while others attend graduate school in some of the nation’s top graduate programs.

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For more details on the program, please contact professor Paul Savariappan.