Course descriptions

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

The Department offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Statistics and Mathematics-Statistics. The latter is offered jointly with the Mathematics Department.

The Statistics major requires 24 credits at the 2000-level or above in statistics, including STAT 3115Q, 3375Q, 3445, and 3675Q. Students who have taken STAT 3215Q instead of the required STAT 3115Q must additionally take STAT 3515Q. A maximum of three credits from each of STAT 4190, 4299 and 4389 may count toward the 24-credit requirement. Since STAT 3375Q has MATH 2110Q or 2130Q as a prerequisite, students should begin the calculus sequence as soon as possible. In addition, at least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in approved related areas are required. MATH 2210Q or 3210 is strongly recommended and can count towards the related credits.

Students without mathematical background who wish to acquire 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. STAT 3025Q is recommended before STAT 3375Q3445.

To satisfy the information literacy competency and writing in the major requirement, statistics majors must take STAT 3494W. STAT 3494W does not count towards the 24 required major credits in Statistics, nor the 40 required major credits in Mathematics-Statistics.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Statistics

The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 40 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics, with at least 12 credits in each department.

The required courses for the Mathematics-Statistics major are MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q); MATH 2210Q or 3210 or (2143Q and 2144Q); 2410Q or (2420Q or 2144Q); and STAT 3375Q and 3445.

To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2710W, 2720W, 2794W, 3670W, 3710W, 3796W, or STAT 3494W.

A minor in Statistics is described in the Minors section.