Statistics and Actuarial Science (B.S.)

Why Study Statistics and Actuarial Science at NIU?

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers undergraduate programs in statistics and actuarial science. The program in statistics prepares students to solve problems in a variety of fields with an emphasis on real-world applications and experience with modern data analysis software. With a degree in statistics, you will be ready to confront big data and make the right decisions.

The program in actuarial science provides a strong starting point for a career in actuarial science. This program has been developed in accordance with the requirements of the major professional actuary societies, with courses that provide a strong basis for being successful on the actuarial professional examinations. With a degree in actuarial science, you will be ready to start a rewarding career and advance far.

Careers with a Statistics and Actuarial Science Degree

As a statistician or actuary, you can build a career in many settings. NIU graduates are regularly in demand in a wide range of industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Pensions
  • Pharmaceuticals

NIU alumni are employed by the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sky, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks and many other teams in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League as well as Intercollegiate Athletics programs.

Statistics and Actuarial Science Faculty

Our faculty have deep research experience in a wide area of applications in biostatistics, education, finance, and industrial statistics. Faculty who teach actuarial courses have advanced training in insurance policy and practice.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Students have plenty of opportunities to experience statistics and actuarial science beyond the classroom:


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