Division of Statistics

Statistics is the science of making decisions in the face of uncertainty. The study of statistics provides a background for understanding numerical data and the process of making inferences from such data. 

Statistics is an invaluable tool for all scientific disciplines as well as being a significant independent mathematical discipline in its own right.

The Division of Statistics oversees the undergraduate statistics instructional programs. The Department of Biostatistics provides students with a calculus-based foundation in probability and statistics before branching into numerous areas of application. 

Career Opportunities

This foundation prepares students for career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Government (e.g., Center for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, Census and The Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Business and Industry (e.g., Data Analyst, Data Manager and Actuary)
  • Graduate study in statistics or any quantitative discipline

Statistics is an excellent co-discipline with:

  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Social Sciences (Economics, Geography and Psychology)

Questions about the Division of Statistics?

Contact Dietrich Kuhlmann, PhD, undergraduate director at kuhlmann@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5092.