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BS in Statistical Science

This program requires 60-64 cr.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Major

STAT 3011 or Stat 3021 with a grade of C- or higher

Second Language

None

Calculus

MATH 1271 or MATH 1371 or MATH 1571H – Calculus I (4 cr)

MATH 1272 or MATH 1372 or MATH 1572H – Calculus II (4 cr)

MATH 2263, 2374 or 2573H – Multivariable Calculus (4 cr)

Linear Algebra

Take one of the following sequences, for either 4 or 8 credits.

Option 1: CSCI 2033 - Elementary Computational Linear Albebra (4.0cr)

Option 2: MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr) and MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)

Option 3: MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr) and MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra (4.0 cr).

Since a minor in mathematics requires MATH 2243 or Math 2273, the MATH option should be preferred by students who would like to obtain a math minor.

Computer Programming

CSCI 1113 C and C++ (4 cr)

Required Statistics Courses

STAT 3032 - Regression and Correlated Data (4 cr). If you took STAT 3022 prior to Fall 2015, you may substitute STAT 3022 for STAT 3032 in your major. However, you must also take STAT 5302 before you can enroll in STAT 3701. Students in this situation may include STAT 5302 as 4cr of their statistics electives.

STAT 3701 - Introduction to Statistical Computing (3 cr),. Prerequisite 3032 or 5302 and CSCI 1113

STAT 4051 - Applied Statistics I (4 cr) . Prerequisite 3701 AND 5101

STAT 4052 - Applied Statistics II (4 cr). Prerequisite 4051 AND 5102

STAT 5101/2 - Mathematical Statistics (8 cr). Prerequisite Math 2263 or Math 2374 or Math 2573H and CSCI 2033 or Math 2373 or Math 2243.

STAT 4893W - Communication for Statisticians (3 cr). Prerequisite senor status in Stat

Electives

14 cr additional coursework is required, with 4-14 cr must be selected from STAT 3501, 5031, 5401, 5201, 5421, 5511, 5601, 5931, 5932, freshman and honors seminars taught by Statistics faculty. STAT 5021, 5302 and 5303 may NOT be used. With approval of the undergraduate statistics adviser, up to 10 of these credits may be in an area related to statistics.

Students interested in graduate programs in statistics or similar fields should consider adding a minor in Mathematics to their program. This can be achieved by completing one of the MATH linear algebra sequences, and taking MATH 2283 or MATH 3283W Sequences, Series, and Foundations (3 cr). Students contemplating a PhD in statistics should take Math 4603 Advanced Calculus I (4 cr), or Math 5615H-5616H Honors: Introduction to Analysis I and II (8 cr) . Students interested in health statistics may wish to take a mixture of math, public health and biostatistics courses.