The Department provides a dynamic environment for teaching, core research and collaborative research across disciplines, with formal programs in genetic, environmental, and industrial statistics, as well as biostatistics, bioinformatics, and biomathematics. It also has strong programs in statistics education, mathematical statistics, and work in a wide range of applications.
The faculty are well-known for excellence in research and teaching, and have received numerous honors. Several are members of the NC State's Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and are Fellows of our professional societies. Faculty research is well-supported by National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health, among other agencies. Faculty members are well represented on editorial boards and in positions of leadership in our professional societies.
The statistics graduate program is the largest in the country, with about 170 graduate students. It attracts a diverse set of quality students from around the world. The graduate program includes Master of Statistics, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Co-Major degrees.
With about 200 students, our undergraduate program is one of the largest in the country. A number of students are transfers from other departments on campus. A significant proportion of our undergraduates enter graduate programs in statistics.
The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, is a 6-week program to give undergraduate students majoring in the quantitative sciences the opportunity to explore a career in biostatistics.
The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students studying for a Ph.D. in Statistics at NCSU to excel as both biostatistical methodologists and biostatistical collaborators, preparing them to conduct state-of-the-art biostatistical research relevant to important problems in CVD and other medical research.