College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Designed for those interested in the mathematical study of data, Butler’s Statistics major gives students a powerful understanding of how and why statistical investigations and inference work. Along with the University’s small class sizes, enthusiastic learning environment, and high employment placement rate of graduates, the major provides exposure to real-life questions that involve both the gentle handling of small amounts of data and the computer software crunching power needed for large data sets. With internship opportunities at top area companies, along with our exceptional faculty, all students receive the personal, comprehensive education they need to begin a successful career in data and analysis.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • MA162, Elementary Statistics
  • CS142, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
  • MA361, Statistical Theory
  • MA364, Design of Experiments
  • MA369, Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • MA469, Advanced Statistical Computing

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Statistics major can be completed in a total of three years if students bring in at least eight credits from high school. Students must also plan to take courses during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.

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