Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

In a world driven by data, students studying statistics and actuarial science are in high demand. The numerous career opportunities awaiting you span diverse sectors of our economy, including industry, research and government.

Statisticians collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, education, healthcare, the sciences, and other fields. There are many opportunities to apply your knowledge!

Actuaries have a strong foundation in mathematical sciences that evaluate financial risk. They are commonly found in the insurance and financial services industries, but a large number of corporations employ actuaries as trusted members for growth and expansion.

Being an actuary brings with it flexibility and a top salary. Between your education, passing certification exams and job experience you will be building skills that are transferable across multiple industries.


NIU students in our actuarial science program can pass up to five professional exams before graduating.

Most statistics students are in professional positions 90 days after graduation.

Upcoming Events

August 30, 2019: Graduate Colloquium

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
DuSable Hall 366