Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Major in Statistics / Minor in Mathematics


Requirements for a Major in Statistics

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

  • STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics (3 credits) OR STA 312 - Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • STA 216 - Intermediate Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  • Two of the following:
    • STA 311 - Introduction to Survey Sampling (3 credits)
    • STA 315 - Design of Experiments (3 credits)
    • STA 321 - Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 412 - Mathematical Statistics I (4 credits)
  • STA 415 - Mathematical Statistics II (Capstone) (4 credits)
  • STA 419 - Statistics Project (3 credits)

 

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

  • STA 301 - Questionnaire Design and Execution (3 credits)
  • STA 310 - Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • STA 314 - Statistical Quality Methods (3 credits)
  • STA 317 - Nonparametric Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 318 - Statistical Computing (3 credits)
  • STA 416 - Multivariate Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 418 - Statistical Computing and Graphics with R (3 credits)
  • STA 421 - Bayesian Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 426 - Multivariate Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • The third course from STA 311, 315, or 321

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.

Cognate Requirements Credits: 15

  • MTH 201 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MTH 202 - Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MTH 204 - Linear Algebra I (3 credits)

 

and one of the following:

  • CIS 160 - Learn to Code in Python (3 credits)
  • CIS 161 - Computational Science (3 credits)
  • CIS 162 - Computer Science I (4 credits)
  • CIS 261 - Structured Programming in C (3 credits)

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Minimum of 20 credits at the 200 level or above (unduplicated in major and excluding MTH 221, 222, 223, 225, 307, 322, 323, 324, 329, and STA 215)

  • MTH 201 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MTH 202 - Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MTH 203 - Calculus III (4 credits) OR MTH 210 - Communicating in Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MTH 204 - Linear Algebra I (3 credits) OR MTH 302 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 credits)
  • At least two additional mathematics or statistics courses at the 300-400 level, where at least one of which is a mathematics course.

Note: Credit in only one of MTH 302 or MTH 304 may be applied toward this minor; credit in only one of MTH 204 or MTH 302 may be applied toward this minor.