Bachelor's Degree in Statistics
Statistics is a mathematical science which serves the analysis of various kinds of phenomena, be it in fields of economics or business administration, sociology, psychology, medicine and other empirically defined areas of application. Statistics is a process that collects, interprets, and analyzes available data to make predictions based on that data. Furthermore, the study of Statistics continually examines methodical development to observe, for example, areas of polling and marketing or to draw substantiated conclusions of statistical quality control from concealed facts.
The program focuses strongly on learning statistical methods and their applications. The program also prepares students to not only pursue graduate studies in Statistics, but graduate studies in other fields, particularly Business. Graduates of the program are highly trained and skilled for professional occupations of today.
Graduates in Statistics can apply their knowledge and skills in occupational areas where large scale data and is applied as well as systematically managed and analyzed. Statisticians are often hired at:
- Central bureaus of statistics
- Banks and insurance companies
- Areas of medicine, biology, and pharmaceuticals
- Numerous companies that have Quality Control departments
- Marketing and polling/survey research institutions
- Research facilities (in areas such as business and social sciences, environmental sciences, climate research, etc.)
In order to help students develop required skill sets, the Bachelor's degree program in Statistics conveys a series of base-knowledge skills enabling graduates to quickly and easily become acquainted with tasks in their respective occupational field(s). These skills include:
- Base-knowledge: This means a solid mathematical background taught in relevant lectures and seminars for the study of statistics.
- Knowledge of Methods: Application-oriented classes will help students become more familiar with important models and methods used in applied statistics.
- Interdisciplinary Skills: Statisticians must be capable of working with specialists in other fields. To this end, the Bachelor's degree program in Statistics contains a large block of elective courses in which students can complete coursework for various areas of applications that involve statistics. As modern statisticians require computer skills in support their professional qualifications, special attention is given to the field of computer sciences and learning how to be comfortable working with computers.
- Innovative Capabilities: Seminars and internship classes along with completing the Bachelor's degree thesis will help students in the program will develop an ability and willingness to learn and independently pursue new developments.
- Social Skills: A series of seminars, internships as well as frequent practice to prepare presentations will help students develop skills to work effectively together in teams, communicate with people easily, and learn how to obtain information.
- International and Inter-Cultural Skills: In support of language proficiency in English, many courses use English language course materials and textbooks.
Academic Degree Program / Length
Degree Program: Bachelor Program in Statistics
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BSc or BSc (JKU))
Program Length: 6 Semesters