About the program

The statistics concentration prepares students to use quantitative information to answer questions in the social and natural sciences.

Why study statistics at Roanoke?

  • Make it real. Statistics students design experiments and analyze data in order to answer real research questions.
  • Be a consultant. Statistics students use the techniques they learn in class to help students from other disciplines interpret their data.
  • Work with experts. Small class size and numerous collaborative research opportunities allow statistics students to get practical experience while working closely with faculty members.

Firsthand learning opportunities

Faculty encourage students to gain credit for the concentration through research projects and internships.  Learn more.

What's next?

Choose your path. Skills in statistics are applicable to many different lines of work. Roanoke graduates use their expertise to enter a variety of fast growing fields, including industry, insurance and teaching. Others are studying statistics in graduate programs. Learn more.

Program requirements

A concentration in statistics will require five units, including STAT 202, 301, 302 and two additional units chosen from STAT 303, 304, CPSC 420, MATH 388 (with approval of the department) and MATH 416 or STAT 416 (with approval of the department).

Contact Information

Trexler Hall
Phone: (540) 375-2013
Fax: (540) 375-2561
Email: bair@roanoke.edu


"I will always value the personal connections that I made at Roanoke, especially with the faculty that supported my independent study. Investigating social network influence on Facebook has helped me gain new perspective into how to approach a research problem. This experience has prepared me for graduate school, and I had a lot of fun with it too."

-Sarah Witt, M.S. candidate in statistics, University of Kentucky