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College of Natural Science

Undergraduate Programs

The first two years of an undergraduate program in statistics stress development of a solid background in two areas, basic mathematics and computers. The rest of the student’s program involves a mixture of work selected from statistics, mathematics, and computer programming, and possibly one or more fields of application. Statistics majors who plan to do graduate work should include advanced calculus in their undergraduate programs.  The department also offers courses for actuarial science majors housed in the Department of Mathematics.

 


Statistics

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Statistics

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits are required for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Statistics major is met by completing Statistics and Probability 481.  That course is referenced in item 3. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                     
    a. The following courses (19 to 23 credits):    
      (1) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):    
        LB 118 Caluclus I 4  
        MTH 132 Calculus I 3  
        MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3  
      (2) One of the following courses (4 credits):    
        LB 119 Calculus II 4  
        MTH 133 Calculus II 4  
        MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4  
      (3) One of the following course (4 credits):    
        LB 220 Calculus III 4  
        MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4  
        MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4  
      (4) One of the following groups of courses (4 to 7 credits):    
        (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4  
          MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3  
        (b) MTH 299 Transitions 4  
          MTH 314 Matrix Algebra with Applications 3  
        (c) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4  
      (5) The following course (4 credits):    
        CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4  
    b. The following courses (9 credits):    
      (1) The following course (3 credit):    
        STT 301 Computational Methods for Data Science 3  
      (2) One of the following courses (3 credits):    
        STT  441 Probability and Statistics I: Probability 3  
        STT  861 Theory of Probability and Statistics I 3  
      (3) One of the following courses (3 credits):    
        STT 442 Probability and Statistics II: Statistics 3  
        STT 862 Theory of Probability and Statistics II 3  
    c. The following capstone course (3 credits):    
      STT 481 Capstone in Statistics (W) 3  
    d. Three of the following courses (9 or 10 credits):    
      EC 821A Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics I 3  
      EC 821B Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics II 3  
      EC 822A Time Series Econometrics I 3  
      EC 822B Time Series Econometrics II 3  
      STT 422 Statistics II     3  
      STT 455 Actuarial Models I 3  
      STT 456 Actuarial Models II 3  
      STT 459 Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 3  
      STT 461 Computations in Probability and Statistics 3  
      STT 464 Statistics for Biologists 3  
      STT 465 Bayesian Statistical Methods 3  
      STT 801 Design of Experiments 3  
      STT 802 Statistical Computation 3  
      STT 814 Advanced Statistics for Biologists 4  
      STT 825 Sample Surveys 3  
      STT 843 Multivariate Analysis 3  
      STT 844 Time Series Analysis 3  
      STT 847 Analysis of Survival Data 3  
      STT 855 Statistical Genetics 3  
      STT 863 Statistical Methods I 3  
      STT 864 Statistical Methods II 3  
      STT 886 Stochastic Processes and Applications 3  
      STT 888 Stochastic Models in Finance 3  
      Not more than two courses may be chosen from STT 455, 456, or 459.    
    e. Electives chosen from any combination of the following, approved by the student's academic advisor (6 credits):
      (1) Courses from item d. not used to fulfill that requirement with the exception of STT 455, 456, or 459;
      (2) MTH 235 or any 300-level or higher MTH course;    
      (3) CSE 232 or 260 or any 300-level or higher CSE course;    
      (4) 300-400 level courses in an area of application of statistics and probability.