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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Statistics, BS

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Requirements for a BS in Statistics

The statistics major requires a minimum of 50 credits, including the following required courses:


* With approval of the major advisor, students may substitute STAT 1000  under the following conditions.

  • Complete STAT 0200 with a grade of B- or better; or
  • Receive advanced placement for STAT 0200; or
  • Complete STAT 1100 if the student is a Statistics-Business dual major.

Mathematics Courses:

Choose one group.

Elective Courses

Because professional statisticians collaborate with other scientists, students are encouraged to take elective courses from the behavioral, natural, physical, and social sciences.

Statistics Majors Must Adhere to the Following Rules and Requirements as Well:

  • Students must earn at least a C grade in each course required for the major.
  • Students may not take required courses on the S/NC option .
  • Since 15 credits of mathematics is one of the corequisites for the major, students who complete the major automatically fulfill the Dietrich School 12-credit related area requirement.
  • Courses in technical writing and public speaking are recommended.
  • Students planning to continue their studies in a graduate program are strongly encouraged to take MATH 0413 - INTRO THEORETICAL MATHEMATICS , MATH 0420 - INTRO THEORY 1-VARIABLE CALCULUS , MATH 1180 - LINEAR ALGEBRA 1 , and as many additional mathematics courses in advanced calculus, numerical analysis, and computer sciences as possible.

In order to qualify for departmental honors at graduation, students must

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.50 in all mathematics and statistics courses taken
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.70 in all 1000-level courses taken within the department and
  • Complete all other requirements for the statistics major.

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