College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Statistics Academic Plans, Undergraduate
Updated July 10, 2019
FourYear Graduation Plan
The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's FourYear Graduation Plan. Courses in the major are those required to complete the major; they may be offered by departments other than the major department.
Much of the course work in statistics is sequential, so students must begin requirements for the major as soon as possible. Individual study plans must be made carefully. Students who first enroll for a spring semester must consult their advisor to confirm a fouryear plan.
Courses must be taken in sequence, so students must begin work early.
Before the fifth semester begins: at least four courses in the major, including MATH:1850 Calculus I, MATH:1860 Calculus II, and STAT:2010 Statistical Methods and Computing
Before the seventh semester begins: seven or eight courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree
Before the eighth semester begins: nine or ten courses in the major
During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining GE CLAS Core courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate
Sample Plans of Study
Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.
Statistics in Business, Industry, Government and Research Track
First Year 

Fall 
Hours 

Calculus I ^{a, b} 
4 

or RHET:1030 
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric 
3  4 
Computer Science I: Fundamentals ^{b} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course ^{c} 
4  5 

Success at Iowa 
2 


Hours 
1719 
Spring 

Calculus II 
4 

Statistical Methods and Computing ^{b} 
3 

or RHET:1030 
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric 
3  4 
GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
1719 
Second Year 

Fall 

Applied Linear Regression 
3 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{e} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab ^{f} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1415 
Spring 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II ^{g} 
3 

Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1415 
Third Year 

Fall 

Calculus III 
4 

Research Data Management ^{h} 
3 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab ^{f} 
3 


Hours 
16 
Spring 

Experimental Design and Analysis ^{g} 
3 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
15 
Fourth Year 

Fall 

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion 
3 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
15 
Spring 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Values and Culture ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) ^{i} 



Hours 
15 

Total Hours 
123129 
Plan of Study Grid (Manual) 
a 
Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam. 
b 
Fulfills a major requirement and may fulfill a GE requirement. 
c 
Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a firstsemesterlevel course. 
d 
Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. 
e 
Typically this course is offered in fall semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
f 
GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. 
g 
Typically this course is offered in spring semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
h 
Students must complete STAT:5810 and 9 s.h. from approved courses for the Statistics in Business, Industry, Government and Research emphasis track. 
i 
Please see Academic Calendar, Office of the Registrar website for current degree application deadlines. Students should apply for a degree for the session in which all requirements will be met. For any questions on appropriate timing, contact your academic advisor. For more information visit http://commencement.uiowa.edu/. If applicable see the "Early and Late Participation" page (e.g. walk in graduation ceremony in May, degree conferral in August). 
Statistical Computing and Data Science Track
First Year 

Fall 
Hours 

Calculus I ^{a, b} 
4 

or RHET:1030 
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric 
3  4 
Computer Science I: Fundamentals ^{b} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course ^{c} 
4  5 

Success at Iowa 
2 


Hours 
1719 
Spring 

Calculus II 
4 

Statistical Methods and Computing ^{b} 
3 

or ENGL:1200 
Rhetoric or The Interpretation of Literature 
3  4 
GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
1719 
Second Year 

Fall 

Applied Linear Regression 
3 

Discrete Structures ^{e} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1617 
Spring 

Computer Science II: Data Structures ^{e} 
4 

Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab ^{f} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1617 
Third Year 

Fall 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{g} 
3 

Calculus III 
4 

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
16 
Spring 

Experimental Design and Analysis ^{h} 
3 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II ^{h} 
3 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{e} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
15 
Fourth Year 

Fall 

Research Data Management ^{e} 
3 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{e} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
15 
Spring 

Major: upperlevel statistics course 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Values and Culture ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) ^{i} 



Hours 
15 

Total Hours 
127133 
Plan of Study Grid (Manual) 
a 
Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam. 
b 
Fulfills a major requirement and may fulfill a GE requirement. 
c 
Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a firstsemesterlevel course. 
d 
Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. 
e 
Students must complete five courses for the Statistical Computing and Data Science emphasis track. 
f 
GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. 
g 
Typically this course is offered in fall semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
h 
Typically this course is offered in spring semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
i 
Please see Academic Calendar, Office of the Registrar website for current degree application deadlines. Students should apply for a degree for the session in which all requirements will be met. For any questions on appropriate timing, contact your academic advisor. For more information visit http://commencement.uiowa.edu/. If applicable see the "Early and Late Participation" page (e.g. walk in graduation ceremony in May, degree conferral in August). 
Mathematical Statistics Track
First Year 

Fall 
Hours 

Calculus I ^{a, b} 
4 

or ENGL:1200 
Rhetoric or The Interpretation of Literature 
3  4 
Computer Science I: Fundamentals ^{a} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course ^{c} 
4  5 

Success at Iowa 
2 


Hours 
1719 
Spring 

Calculus II 
4 

Statistical Methods and Computing ^{a} 
3 

or RHET:1030 
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric 
3  4 
GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
1719 
Second Year 

Fall 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{e} 
3 

Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1415 
Spring 

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II ^{g} 
3 

Applied Linear Regression 
3 

Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I ^{h} 
4 

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective course^{c} 
4  5 


Hours 
1415 
Third Year 

Fall 

Calculus III 
4 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h, i} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
16 
Spring 

Experimental Design and Analysis ^{g} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab ^{f} 
3 

Elective course 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
15 
Fourth Year 

Fall 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h, i} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Values and Culture ^{f} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab ^{f} 
4 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 


Hours 
16 
Spring 

Major: upperlevel statistics course ^{h, i} 
3 

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion ^{f} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Elective course ^{d} 
3 

Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) ^{j} 



Hours 
15 

Total Hours 
124130 
Plan of Study Grid (Manual) 
a 
Fulfills a major requirement and may fulfill a GE requirement. 
b 
Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam. 
c 
Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a firstsemesterlevel course. 
d 
Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. 
e 
Typically this course is offered in fall semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
f 
GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. 
g 
Typically this course is offered in spring semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
h 
Students must complete MATH:3770 and 9 s.h. from approved courses for the Mathematical Statistics emphasis track. 
i 
Students who use STAT:4100 and STAT:4101 to satisfy the core requirements may not use those courses to satisfy the track requirement. Typically STAT:4100 is offered in fall semesters only and STAT:4101 is offered in spring only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. 
j 
Please see Academic Calendar, Office of the Registrar website for current degree application deadlines. Students should apply for a degree for the session in which all requirements will be met. For any questions on appropriate timing, contact your academic advisor. For more information visit http://commencement.uiowa.edu/. If applicable see the "Early and Late Participation" page (e.g. walk in graduation ceremony in May, degree conferral in August). 