Rice statistics students are encouraged to participate in research and applications to real-world problems early in their undergraduate education.
A degree in statistics will enable you to work in a variety of disciplines. The goals of the undergraduate program in Statistics at Rice University are to acquaint students with the role played in the modern world by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods, to provide instruction in the theory and application of techniques that have been found to be commonly useful and to train research workers in statistics.
Our programs are flexible and may be oriented towards theoretical or applied training or towards joint work in a related department, including but not limited to biology, economics, education, electrical engineering, computational and applied mathematics, psychology, and more.
For current or prospective Rice undergraduate majors and/or minors interested in exploring our program in more depth, please visit our Statistics Undergraduate Website.
Bachelor of Science
Our brand new Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program is intended for students desiring to pursue research positions or graduate study in Statistics.
Over the last two decades, the financial sector of our economy has significantly increased its reliance on quantitative probability-based methods in assessing risk and implementing financial strategies. The departments of Statistics and Economics collaborate to offer Rice undergraduate students a minor in Financial Computation and Modeling (FCAM). The minor is designed for those students with strong computational skills and an interest in finance.
Visit the General Announcements to learn more about the FCAM minor.
A degree in statistics will enable you to work in a variety of disciplines, while Rice University provides students ample opportunities to engage in learning experiences outside the classroom.