2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Statistics/Mathematics (BS/MS)

The accelerated BS/MS program gives academically successful Loyola undergraduates the opportunity to pursue the MS degree in Mathematics while completing their BS degree. Students earning a BS in Statistics will acquire knowledge of a broad range of statistical techniques and methods, an understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of these methods and techniques, and the computational skills, such as R and SAS, to apply and implement these methods using real data. Statistics majors are in high demand in industry in a wide array of fields such as medical research, technology companies, pharmaceuticals, insurance, finance, government, genetics, public health, sports, and epidemiology to name a few.

There are several advantages to pursuing the BS/MS program. Chief among them are time and cost: by taking graduate courses during their senior year (at the undergraduate tuition rate), students in the BS/MS program save one semester over the usual path to a Master’s degree. Additionally, students in the STEM fields holding an MS degree are more competitive for jobs.