Biostatistics * : Overview

Department of Biostatistics

Contact Information

School of Public Health and Health Professions
706 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Phone: 716.829.3690
Fax: 716.829.2200
Web Address:
Alan D. Hutson
Christopher Andrews
Undergraduate Director


* Not a baccalaureate degree program

Biostatistics is the science of making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Its study provides a background for understanding numerical data and the process of making inferences from such data. Biostatistics is an invaluable tool for all scientific disciplines, as well as being a significant mathematical discipline in its own right. The Department of Biostatistics provides students with a calculus-based foundation in probability and statistics before branching into numerous areas of application. This foundation prepares students for career opportunities in government, business, health sciences and industry, or for graduate study in any quantitative discipline.

The Biostatistics department offers an undergraduate minor in Statistics. Please see Degrees and Policies for the minor requirements.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:26 EST