Statistics plays an important role throughout society, providing methodologies for making advances in medicine, genetics and other research arenas and for making decisions in business and public policy. At GW, students learn the reasoning and methods for analyzing and understanding data. They also explore how those skills can be applied to develop new initiatives. Statistics is one of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences programs in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

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Even though it is closely related to mathematics and economics, statistics is essential for understanding data and relates to many other fields of study such as business, social sciences and biosciences.

What can I expect to learn in the Statistics program at GW?

Students learn how to collect, analyze, interpret, explain and present data, as well as to develop the tools to predict and forecast based on that information.

What is the Statistics community like at GW?

The statistics community at GW is an active and dynamic group consisting of faculty, researchers and students who care about the discipline and about their contributions to the wider university community. With a focus on quantitative analysis and interpretation, students learn to think critically about data.

What can I do in the Statistics field?


Statisticians are in demand in government agencies, universities and businesses. They apply statistical methods in policymaking roles in government, development of pharmaceuticals, market research, finance, accounting and quality control in manufacturing.