The goal of the Department of Statistics is to help students develop their intellect and faith. To accomplish this we offer a premier undergraduate educational experience. We also prepare our master’s students for successful and productive careers. As faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Statistics, we are fortunate to work in an era where demand for expertise in statistics and data science is at unprecedented levels. Careers in statistics, data science, and actuarial science are being touted as top-rated, with CareerCast.com listing each of these in their top ten jobs for 2018 in terms of growth potential, salary, and work environment. Forbes recently listed biostatistics and statistics as its top recommended master's degrees.