Our undergraduate program consists of two Majors in Statistical Science (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts) and a Minor in Statistical Science.

Not sure where to start?  Check out our course guide, view typical pathways through the major, and then e-mail us at stat-dus@duke.edu for advice specific to your background and interests!

Duke Campus PhotoMajors

Statistical Science majors are exposed to a broad range of statistical methods using tools from mathematical and computational sciences. Developing skills and expertise in problem articulation and solving, and abilities to appreciate and accommodate uncertainty in decision-making, are central goals. Graduating students are extremely well-prepared and competitive for early careers in data science, analytics, business, technology, finance, law, medicine and other fields, as well as graduate study in statistics and allied disciplines.


The Statistical Science Minor is designed to provide students majoring in allied disciplines with opportunities for exposure and skill development in advanced statistical methods. These are useful for conducting research in applied subjects, and they are appealing to employers and graduate schools seeking students with quantitative skills. The Minor is flexible; students from most majors can find a pathway to the minor that serves their needs and interests.