Nalini Ravishanker, professor of statistics

Nalini Ravishanker, a professor of statistics, with her student Ross Yodowitch, a fourth semester Mathematics-Statistics Major.

Course descriptions

The Department of Statistics offers work leading to degrees in theoretical and applied statistics.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers a major in statistics and a major in mathematics-statistics. The latter is offered jointly with the Mathematics Department. STAT 3494W may not be counted in the Statistics or the Mathematics-Statistics majors.

The statistics major requires 24 credits at the 2000-level or above in statistics, including STAT 3375Q and 3445. MATH 2210Q or 3210 is strongly recommended. Since STAT 3375Q has MATH 2110Q or 2130Q as a prerequisite, students should begin the calculus sequence as soon as possible.

Students without mathematical background who wish some skill in statistical methodology should take STAT 1100Q followed by 2215Q. Students interested in the statistical analysis of business and economic data should take STAT 1000Q followed by 2215Q. Students with the appropriate calculus prerequisite should take STAT 3025Q rather than STAT 1000Q or 1100Q and 2215Q. STAT 3115Q and 3515Q are appropriate continuations for each of these three introductory sequences. Students interested in statistics as a mathematical discipline should complete STAT 3375Q3445.

To satisfy the information literacy competency and writing in the major requirement, statistics majors must take STAT 3494W.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Statistics

The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q), with at least 12 credits in each department. The required courses for the Mathematics-Statistics major are:

To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2720W, 2794W, 3796W, or STAT 3494W.

A minor in Statistics is described in the Minors section.


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