Statistics in Business, Industry, Government, and Research

This track emphasizes statistical applications and data analysis. It is appropriate for students interested in careers as applied statisticians.


In addition to satisfying the common requirements for all statistics majors, students in the Statistics in Business, Industry, Government, and Research track must complete the following course:

  • STAT:5810 / BIOS:5310  Research Data Management (3 s.h.)

And three of these:

  • STAT:3620  Quality Control (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:4520  Bayesian Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:4540 Statistical Learning (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:4580 Data Visualization and Data Technologies (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:6220 Statistical Consulting (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:6530 Environmental and Spatial Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:6550 / BIOS:6310 Introductory Longitudinal Data Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:6560  Applied Time Series Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • BIOS:6110 Applied Categorical Data Analysis   (3 s.h.)

NOTE: BIOS:5120 Design & Analysis of Biomedical Studies does not count as a statistical elective for the major.

Here is a sample schedule for completing the B.S. degree requirements for Statistics (Business, Industry, Government and Research track).

First column is Year, Second column is Fall Semester, Third Column is Spring semester
Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
1 MATH:1850 Calculus I MATH:11860 Calculus II
STAT:2010 Statistical Methods and Computing
2 MATH:2850 Calculus III
STAT:3100 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
STAT:3200 Applied Linear Regression
MATH:2700 Introduction to Linear Algebra
STAT:3101 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
CS:1210 Computer Science I
3 BIOS:5310/STAT:5810 Research Data Management STAT:3210 Experimental Design and Analysis
STAT:5460 Applied Time Series
4 STAT:4500 Bayesian Statistics STAT:4580 Data Visualization and Data Technologies

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