With the digital revolution, the world is becoming increasingly more quantitative, and the field of statistics has become essential in advancing our understanding of the natural, political and social sciences as well as in medicine and public health. Statistics also constitutes a crucial part of decision making in industry, business, government, and is at the heart of the emerging field of Data Science.
As a student studying statistics at New College, you will develop statistical reasoning skills and apply them when analyzing and modeling data from many different sources. You will learn about both classical and modern statistical techniques, as well as the theoretical foundations underlying these methodologies. At the same time, you are going to obtain the necessary computational skills to work with data and implement these procedures. Finally, you will learn how to communicate and report statistical results effectively, while working on both individual and team projects throughout your classes.