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Students planning to major in statistics should have a strong interest in mathematics and some interest in computing. The department currently offers


  • Data Science B.S. (Coming Fall 2020) – A combination of statistical methodology with computer science (programming, databases and algorithms). * Note than many courses are in the process of being approved  are temporarily listed under 4930 (Special Topics) under each corresponding department that offers the course. 
    • MAD 2XXX Introduction to Computational Mathematics (Python) will be MAD 2502
    • MAS 4XXX Linear Algebra for Data Science will be MAS 4115
    • PHI 3XXX Ethics, Data, and Technology will be PHI 3681
    • STA 3XXX Programming with Data will be STA 3100
    • STA 4XXX Statistical Learning in R will be  STA 4241
    • STA 4XXX Statistical Computing in R will be STA 4273
  • Statistics B.S. – Geared towards students planning to pursue graduate studies and hence is more rigorous in advanced mathematics.
  • Statistics B.A. – Geared towards students pursuing a career in statistics and data science after graduation.


  • Actuarial Science – Preparing students in the field of study relating to the quantification of risk using math, probability and statistics.
  • Statistics – A useful (data analytic) complement to any major.

A student majoring in statistics can also work toward a minor in Actuarial Science. A double major in Mathematics and Statistics is another attractive option (see an advisor). All students who wish to major in statistics should consult a departmental adviser early in their program.

Academic Advising

For general advising needs that do pertain specifically to the statistics department, students are encouraged to contact their college’s advising center. For the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center visit

For inquires pertaining specifically to the department please contact the advisors listed in the right menu.

Statistics Club

The University of Florida’s Statistics Club is a student-run pre-professional organization dedicated to providing opportunities and education to anyone interested in the field of statistics.

Major and Minor in Statistics

Undergraduate Advisor

Demetris Athienitis, Ph.D.

116B Griffin-Floyd Hall
Office Hours: Click here

Actuarial Science Advisor

John Seppala

116A Griffin-Floyd Hall