Colloquium (11/17)

Title: Statistics and forecasting in the brewing industry
Speaker: Blake Violette, Lead Forecast Manager, Bell's Brewery
Time: Friday Nov 17, 11 a.m., 6625 Everett Tower

Colloquium/PhD Defense (11/21)

Title: Statistical Models for Correlated Data
Speaker: Xiaomeng Niu, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Statistics
Time: Tuesday Nov 21, 10 a.m., 6625 Everett Tower

Statistics tutor lab

Free tutoring is available for STAT 1600, 2160, 2600, 3640 and 3660 in 3363 Rood Hall. Fall 2017 hours: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Facebook page

Check out the WMU Statistics Facebook page. Students, friends and alumni can connect, post job announcements or share items of general interest. Colloquium announcements will also be posted here.

Job outlook

  • Best master's degrees? According to survey, they are Biostatistics (#1) and Statistics (#2).
  • "Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024," according to the Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Statistician and Data Scientist made the Top 10 Best Jobs in's annual list. Major factors considered were good work environment, low stress and good jobs outlook.

With a career in statistics—the science of learning from data—you can make a difference, have fun and make money.


FALL 2017

  • Sept 5: Classes begin
  • Nov 6: Last day to withdraw from classes
  • Nov 22: Thanksgiving (begins at noon)
  • Dec 1: Last day to apply for April Graduation
  • Dec 11-14: Final Exam Week
  • Dec 16: Commencement


  • Jan 8: Classes begin
  • Jan 15: MLK Day recess
  • Feb 1: Last day to apply for June graduation
  • March 5-9: Spring break
  • March 19: Last day to withdraw from classes
  • April 23-26: Final Exam Week
  • April 28: Commencement