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College of Science

Statistics

General Degree Requirements

All statistics majors must satisfy the following general degree requirements. A total of 124 credit hours is required. Some lower-level courses cannot be used as credit toward the degree. A higher-level course in the same subject area can be substituted for a requirement listed below. Consult academic advisors for details.

Statistics Major Course Requirements — Mathematical Statistics Option 124 credits
This rigorous program can lead to a double major in statistics and mathematics with the addition of MA 45300 (Elements of Algebra I) or MA 45000 (Algebra Honors), and MA 36600 (Ordinary Differential Equations). It prepares students for graduate work in both applied and mathematical statistics or a quantitative field. Students should consider electives in mathematics or additional courses in applied statistics. MA 30100 (Introduction to Proof through Real Analysis) is encouraged for most students as preparation for MA 34100 (Foundations of Analysis).
MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (4 cr.), MA17400 (Multivariate Calculus) (4 cr.), MA 18200 (Honors Calculus II) (5 cr.), or MA 27100 (Several Variable Calculus) (5 cr.) 4-5 cr.
STAT 35000 (Introduction to Statistics) 3 cr.
MA 35100 (Elementary Linear Algebra) 3 cr.
MA 35300 (Linear Algebra) 3 cr.
MA 36200 (Topics in Vector Calculus) (3 cr.); MA 44200 (Multivariate Analysis Honors I) (3 cr.); or MA 51000 (Vector Calculus) (3 cr.) 3 cr.
MA 34100 (Foundations of Analysis) (3 cr.) or MA 44000 (Real Analysis Honors) (3 cr.) 3 cr.
STAT 41600 (Probability) 3 cr.
STAT 41700 (Statistical Theory) 3 cr.
STAT 51200 (Applied Regression Analysis) 3 cr.
Statistics Elective:
One of STAT 42000 (Introduction to Time Series); STAT 51300 (Statistical Quality Control); STAT 51400 (Design of Experiments); or IE 53000 (Quality Control) 3 cr.
Mathematics Elective:
One of the following: MA 36600 (Ordinary Differential Equations) (4 cr.); MA 37500 (Introduction to Discrete Math) (3 cr.); MA 42100 (Linear Programming and Optimization Techniques) (3 cr.); MA 42500 (Elements of Complex Analysis) (3 cr.); MA 45000 (Algebra Honors) (3 cr.); MA 45300 (Elements of Algebra I) (3 cr.); or MA 52000 (Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems) (3 cr.) 3 cr.
Statistics Major Course Requirements — Applied Statistics Option 124 credits

This option prepares students for careers in applied statistics, statistical
programming or other areas that require broad knowledge of statistical
ideas and techniques. Employers in science, government, business
and industry appreciate this breadth. Students are encouraged to choose
electives or a minor program in a field to which statistics is applied.
Statistics faculty can suggest appropriate areas and courses. Because
statisticians often manage and analyze large quantities of complex data,
additional courses in computer science also are helpful. Advisors can help
in selecting appropriate courses.

MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (4 cr.), MA17400 (Multivariate Calculus) (4 cr.), MA 18200 (Honors Calculus II) (5 cr.), or MA 27100 (Several Variable Calculus) (5 cr.) 4-5 cr.
STAT 35000 (Introduction to Statistics) 3 cr.
MA 35100 (Linear Algebra) 3 cr.
MA 36200 (Topics in Vector Calculus) or STAT 42000 (Introduction to Time Series) 3 cr.
STAT 41600 (Probability) 3 cr.
STAT 41700 (Statistical Theory) 3 cr.
STAT 51200 (Applied Regression Analysis) 3 cr.
Statistics Electives:
Two of the following: STAT 42000 (Introduction to Time Series) (3 cr.); STAT 49000 (Actuarial Models) (4 cr.); STAT 47300 (Actuarial Models II) (3 cr.); STAT 50600 (Statistical Programming and Data Management) (3 cr.); STAT 51300 (Statistical Quality Control) (3 cr.); STAT 51400 (Design of Experiments) (3 cr.); STAT 52200 (Sampling and Survey Techniques) (3 cr.). 6-7 cr.
See additional requirements for both major options in Statistics.