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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 19, 2022
2020-2021 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Grade requirements: Students must earn at least a C grade in each course required for the major.
  • Satisfactory/No Credit: Students may not take required courses on the S/NC option.
  • Writing requirement: Courses in technical writing and public speaking are recommended.
  • Graduate study recommendations: 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.
  • Departmental honors: 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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