Major Requirements: Statistics

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 14 or 15  courses for the major, depending on the chosen emphasis track.  Students complete 10 core courses that provide essential instruction in statistical methods, applications, and theory. In addition, they concentrate on their particular interest areas by choosing one of the following three emphasis tracks, in which they complete at least four or five courses, depending on the track chosen.

Core Courses

All students complete the following:

  •     CS:1210  Computer Science I: Fundamentals (4 s.h.)
  •     MATH:1850  Calculus I (4 s.h.)
  •     MATH:1860 Calculus II (4 s.h.)
  •     MATH:2700 Introduction to Linear Algebra (4 s.h.)
  •     MATH:2850 Calculus III (4 s.h.)
  •     STAT:2010 Statistical Methods and Computing (3 s.h.)
  •     STAT:3100 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I (3 s.h.)
  •     STAT:3101 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II (3 s.h.)
  •     STAT:3200 Applied Linear Regression (3 s.h.)
  •     STAT:3210 Experimental Design and Analysis (3 s.h.)

The department recommends that well-prepared students who elect the Mathematical Statistics track take STAT:4100-4101  Mathematical Statistics I-II in place of STAT:3100-3101  Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I-II to satisfy these core requirements in statistics.

Additional Courses Required

In addition, all statistics majors must take at least 4 or 5 more courses that are chosen from a list of electives specific to their chosen emphasis track.  The list of electives can be found at Statistics in Business, Industry, Government, and Research; Statistical Computing and Data Science and Mathematical Statistics

Students should pay close attention to prerequisites for the upper-level courses in each sequence so that they can develop and complete their programs in a timely fashion.  Specifically, most of the electives listed for the three tracks require STAT:3200 and STAT:3101 as prerequisites.  Thus, we recommend that majors have these courses completed by the fall semester of their junior year.  You can view a flowchart of the progression of courses for the major.