Statistics and Computer Science

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is Statistics and Computer Science?

This major provides students with a strong foundation in Computer Science coupled with advanced coursework in Statistics. Students gain a fundamental understanding of statistical analysis, probability, mathematics, computing, and computer science. In this major, you will have opportunities to work closely with faculty on research. You'll also have the chance to gain hands-on experience through consulting and internships. Our program will prepare you for professional or graduate work in Statistics and Computer Science. You will also be prepared for applications of Computer Science involving Statistics.

Career Options

  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Market research
  • Information technology
  • Risk analysis

Post-Graduation Success1

97% employed or continuing education

81% employed after graduation

16% attending graduate school

$86,661 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Amazon, Capital One, Citadel View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yale University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Interest in Statistics in addition to Computer Science

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.7 years to degree

97% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $39,736
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $63,226


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358