‘NDSU is the best place for students to live, learn and thrive’

Careful analysis of data is vital in a statistics-driven world, and NDSU’s Department of Statistics can move you to the forefront of the field.

A statistics major at NDSU includes bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The program is flexible enough to meet each student’s career goals. The program emphasizes applied statistics, consulting and computational methods.

“The statistics department always has shown me individual care, authenticity and transparency in practice, which I greatly appreciate,” said Alec Conwell, a fourth-year student from Missoula, Montana. “Many of the professors within the statistics department have gone above and beyond to not only to help me as a student but to help me feel at home when I am 1,000 miles away from my own home.”

Conwell chose NDSU after campus visit and had with Rhonda Magel, professor and chair of the statistics department.

“My mother and I were sought out by Dr. Magel because of my interest in the mathematics/statistics dual major for pre-actuary science,” Conwell said. “I learned more about NDSU and the statistics department from her directly. I really loved the individuality and care that was shown to me, which is why I decided to come to the university.”

Conwell plans to become an actuary after graduation, but the statistics major opens doors to a variety of positions in agriculture, pharmaceutical and medical fields, business, human development or social sciences.

“Students in the NDSU statistics program are given opportunities to work with and analyze real data. They also are given the experience in writing and presenting the results of a research project,” Magel said.

A quality education and caring faculty, combined with more than 250 student clubs and organizations, makes NDSU an excellent choice, Conwell said.

“NDSU has many great systems in place not only to educate their students, but also to support them as students and people,” he said. “NDSU and the faculty are always pushing to make these systems better to provide the best support possible for the students. I also believe the faculty actively seek to make this university the best place for students to live, learn and thrive. For these reasons, I would encourage people to consider NDSU.”

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For more information about Conwell’s experience and the NDSU statistics program, visit the university’s official YouTube page.