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The field of Statistics, broadly interpreted to include Informatics and Data Science, offers a variety of exciting career opportunities. Statistics deals with methods for the collection, visualization, modeling, and analysis of data. Massive amounts of data are now routinely collected in business, health, environment, engineering, and social sciences. Statistics is the science that transforms these data into information that is critical for decision making. Statistics has always played a major role in marketing, public policy, social sciences, and health sciences through the design and analysis of surveys. More recently, statistical methods have been an important part of advances in medicine and engineering such as genetics, tomography, speech recognition, computational vision, and so on. Statistics is a vibrant field that is embarking on an even more exciting journey as we move ahead to the data-rich, information era of the 21st century.
There is no separate application process to declare a major in Data Science, Informatics or Statistics. You must, however, be admitted to the University of Michigan and to the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts. For information about the admission process, please visit the University of Michigan's Undergraduate Admissions website.
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