Statistics (BA or BS)
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:
Course | Title | Credits |
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STAT 3115Q | Analysis of Experiments ^{1} | 3 |
STAT 3375Q | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{2} | 3 |
STAT 3445 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II | 3 |
STAT 3675Q | Statistical Computing | 4 |
STAT 4190 | Field Study Internship | 3 |
STAT 4299 | Independent Study | 3 |
STAT 4389 | Undergraduate Research | 3 |
Total Credits | 22 |
- ^{ 1 }
Students who have taken STAT 3215Q Applied Linear Regression in Data Science instead of the required STAT 3115Q Analysis of Experiments must additionally take STAT 3515Q Design of Experiments.
- ^{ 2 }
Since STAT 3375Q Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I has MATH 2110Q Multivariable Calculus or MATH 2130Q Honors Multivariable Calculus 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 Applied Linear Algebra or MATH 3210 Abstract Linear Algebra 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 Elementary Concepts of Statistics followed by STAT 2215Q Introduction to Statistics II. Students interested in the statistical analysis of business and economic data should take STAT 1000Q Introduction to Statistics I followed by STAT 2215Q Introduction to Statistics II. Students with the appropriate calculus prerequisite should take STAT 3025Q Statistical Methods Statistical Methods rather than STAT 1000Q Introduction to Statistics I or STAT 1100Q Elementary Concepts of Statistics and STAT 2215Q Introduction to Statistics II. STAT 3115Q Analysis of Experiments and STAT 3515Q Design of Experiments are appropriate continuations for each of these three introductory sequences. STAT 3025Q Statistical Methods is recommended before STAT 3375Q Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I and STAT 3445 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II.
To satisfy the information literacy competency and writing in the major requirement, statistics majors must take STAT 3494W Undergraduate Seminar, which does not count towards the 24 required major credits in Statistics, nor the 40 required major credits in Mathematics-Statistics.
Mathematics-Statistics (BA or BS)
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:
Course | Title | Credits |
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Select one of the following: | 4 | |
Multivariable Calculus | ||
Honors Multivariable Calculus | ||
Advanced Calculus III | ||
Select one of the following: | 3-8 | |
Applied Linear Algebra | ||
or MATH 3210 | Abstract Linear Algebra | |
Advanced Calculus III and Advanced Calculus IV | ||
Select one of the following: | 3 | |
Elementary Differential Equations | ||
Honors Differential Equations | ||
Advanced Calculus IV | ||
STAT 3375Q & STAT 3445 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II | 6 |
To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses:
Course | Title | Credits |
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MATH 2705W | Technical Writing in Mathematics | 1 |
MATH 2710W | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 2720W | History of Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 2794W | Mathematics Writing Seminar | 2 |
MATH 3670W | Technical Writing for Actuaries | 3 |
MATH 3710W | Introduction to Mathematical Modeling | 3 |
MATH 3796W | Senior Thesis in Mathematics | 3 |
STAT 3494W | Undergraduate Seminar | 1 |
University General Education Requirements
Every student must meet a set of core requirements to earn a baccalaureate degree, in addition to those required by the student's major course of study and other requirements set by the student's school or college. For more information about these requirements, please see General Education Requirements.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements
Students must meet a set of requirements established by the college in addition to the University's General Education requirements. For more information, see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.