Biostatistics Opportunities

If you are interested in statistics and/or biology, then you might be interested in this opportunity at North Carolina State University:

I am writing to let you know about two opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in statistics.

1. Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS). SIBS is a 6-week program to give undergraduate students majoring in or with background in the quantitative sciences the opportunity to explore a career in biostatistics or statistics.  Summer 2011 will be NC State’s 8th year of SIBS!  Applications are accepted beginning December 1, 2010:

2. Graduate School.  Deadlines are approaching for graduate school applications. Do you have students who are interested in graduate study in Statistics?  Only about one-third of our successful applicants have a degree in Statistics. However, many have degrees in mathematics, engineering or other areas. We are looking for students with a strong mathematics background, regardless of the actual major.  Visit and click on the For Prospective Students tab at the top.  Students can also contact me directly with questions. I’m happy to talk to seniors in the process of applying or younger students who are thinking ahead.

Thanks for forwarding to your students and colleagues!

Pam Arroway, Teaching Associate Professor
Assistant Department Head&
Co-Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

We should also put in a plug for our very own 5-year BS Math/MS Biostatistics program.  This is joint with the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the OU Health Sciences Center.

This is a great way to merge your interest in math and biology and have a degree in one of the hottest fields of the 21st century!  The pay range for someone with a MS in biostatistics is $60-80,000.   Not too shabby!  

For more details about the OU program, check out the program requirements here.

No word on if biostatistics improves your Bioshock skills.