Psychology BS/Statistics MS (non-thesis)

Statistics students at UGA work hard to develop a powerful toolkit for mastering statistical analysis, mathematical reasoning, data management, and more, making them indispensable problem solvers in today's data-driven world. Here are some common career paths and opportunities available for statistics majors:

Data Analyst: Data analysts collect, clean, and analyze data to help organizations make informed decisions. They work with various data sources and statistical techniques to extract valuable insights.

Epidemiologist: Epidemiologists investigate patterns and causes of diseases within populations. They use statistical tools to analyze health data and inform public health policies.

Statistical Consultant: Statistical consultants provide expertise to businesses and researchers, helping them design experiments, analyze data, and interpret results. They often work across different industries, including healthcare, finance, and marketing.

Biostatistician: Biostatisticians collaborate with researchers in the field of biology and healthcare. They design experiments, analyze clinical trial data, and contribute to medical research and drug development.

Market Research Analyst: Market research analysts study market trends and consumer behavior using statistical methods. They help companies understand their target audience and make informed marketing and product development decisions.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Double Dawgs pathway once they have completed MATH 2260, STAT 4230, and 30 hours of undergraduate coursework. This will likely be in their second year.

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to apply for the pathway:

- Completed 30 hours of coursework towards the undergraduate degree (including AP/IB credits)
- Completed the following courses* with a grade of B (3.0) or higher:
MATH 2250, MATH 2260, STAT 2000 (or STAT 2010 or STAT 2100H), STAT 4220, and STAT 4230
*If course requirement was satisfied by AP or IB testing, criteria is not applicable.

Admission to the pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

- STAT 6510
- STAT 6520
- STAT 6365 (or other STAT graduate elective in place of STAT 6365)
- STAT 6800

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Admission to the graduate program is competitive. Application to the graduate program is required by December 1st of the student's last year of the undergraduate program. Students should meet the following requirements:
- Student has made a C (2.0) or better in all Mathematics (MATH) and Statistics (STAT) courses.
- Meets one of the three criteria below:
-- A GRE Quantitative score at or above the 75th percentile
-- An ACT Math Score at or above the 80th percentile
-- An SAT Math Score at or above the 80th percentile

Program Advisor

  • Name: Abhyuday Mandal
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3312
  • Address: 412 Brooks Hall, 310 Herty Drive, Athens GA

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Psychology B.S.
  • Department/College: Psychology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Trina Cyterski
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-7852
  • Address: 0236 Psychology Building Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Statistics M.S.
  • Department/College: Statistics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Abhyuday Mandal
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3312
  • Address: 412 Brooks Hall, 310 Herty Drive, Athens GA