Now One Year Old, Statistics Program Perfects the Formula

March 20, 2015

By Madeline Ruoff ’18


Statistics professors Amy Wagaman, Nicholas Horton and Xiaofei Wang

In the year since the Amherst faculty approved statistics as a new official major—making it the 38th major in the College’s nearly 200-year history—the renamed Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been busy. This May, Amherst’s first five statistics majors will graduate, and faculty members continue to add courses and hone their offerings.