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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 21, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Statistics, BS/MA

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Requirements for a Combined Five-Year Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Statistics

Admission to the program requires the approval of both the undergraduate and graduate directors. The minimum requirements for admission are:

  1. Two letters of recommendation,
  2. minimum high school GPA of 3.25 or top 10 percent of class, and
  3. an SAT score of at least 1270 with a math score of at least 650.

Requirements for a Combined BS and MA in Statistics

3. Three Introductory Applied Statistics Courses from the Following List:

4. One Intermediate Applied Statistics Course from the Following List:

9. Electives in Statistics:

Three additional courses, at least two of which must be graduate-level courses. STAT 2711 and 2712 are excluded, and courses at the 3000 level must be approved by the student’s advisor


One graduate-level course from outside of the department, chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor


Master’s pass on Preliminary Examination

Requirements for a Combined BS and MS in Statistics

Requirements one through 11 as above, except that requirement nine is reduced to one undergraduate or graduate course. In addition, the student must write and successfully defend a master’s thesis.

  • Grade requirement: Students in the program must earn at least a B grade in each required course as well as maintain a 3.25 GPA.

Typical Schedule

Comparison of Programs

Separately, the Bachelor of Science in statistics requires 50 credits, and the Master of science in applied statistics requires 33 credits, of which 21 must be graduate level. The combined program requires 69 credits, of which 18 must be graduate level.

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