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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Requirements for a Major in Statistics

Students must complete the following requirements:

1. University Degree Requirements

As identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

2. Statistics Requirements Credits: 29

All majors must complete the following statistics core courses Credits: 23

All majors must complete two of the following statistics elective courses Credits: 6

3. Cognate Requirements Credits: 15

Completion of MTH 201, MTH 202, MTH 227, and one of CIS 160, CIS 162 or CIS 261 satisfies the B.S. degree cognate for statistics majors. Completion of these courses plus the foreign language requirement for a B.A. satisfies the B.A. degree cognate for statistics majors. The following cognates are required of all students majoring in statistics:

4. Application Cognates (a minimum of 6 credits)

Each major in statistics must select an area of application consisting of at least six credits from outside statistics. Students must meet with their statistics advisor to develop specific plans for their application cognates. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor as soon as their major in statistics is declared.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Statistics

The following two sample statistics schedules assume the student is in contact with an advisor for the appropriate general education requirements and has a strong mathematical background. Students who do not begin their mathematical sequence with MTH 201 will need to make appropriate changes. Suggested order of coursework 1 assumes students take MTH 201 in the fall of their first year; suggested order of coursework 2 assumes students take MTH 201 in the fall of their second year.

Students majoring in statistics who plan to do graduate work are strongly encouraged to take MTH 203, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, in the fall of their second year and MTH 227, Linear Algebra I, in the winter of their second year.

Suggested Order of Coursework 1

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Suggested Order of Coursework 2

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

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