Undergraduate Degree  Statistics
Program  Statistics 
Program Code  3878 Statistics 
Program Level  Undergraduate 
Award Type  Bachelor of Arts 
Start Term  FQ68 
College  College of Natural Science Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department  Department of Statistics and Probability Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Natural Science
Department of Statistics and Probability
Undergraduate Programs
Statistics
Department of Statistics and Probability
Undergraduate Programs
Statistics
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Statistics
 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.  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.  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 300level or higher MTH course; (3) CSE 232 or 260 or any 300level or higher CSE course; (4) 300400 level courses in an area of application of statistics and probability.
Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.
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Statistics, BA (3878) Required Credits: 120 Program Version: FS14
Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
WRA: 1. WRA: 1 course from WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H, LB133, AL192, AL192H
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics PreMatriculation, Mathematics PostMatriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201  IAH210
University IAH201  IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major  Statistics BA  Calculus I
Major  Statistics BA  Calculus I: 1 course from LB118, MTH132, MTH152H
Requirement 12: Major  Statistics BA  Calculus II
Major  Statistics BA  Calculus II: 1 course from LB119, MTH133, MTH153H
Requirement 13: Major  Statistics BA  Calculus III
Major  Statistics BA  Calculus III: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H
Requirement 14: Major  Statistics BA  Linear Algebra
Major  Statistics BA  Linear Algebra: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from MTH317H
2 courses from MTH299, MTH314
2 courses from MTH299, MTH309
Requirement 15: Major  Statistics BA  Introduction to Programming I
Major  Statistics BA  Introduction to Programming I: 1 course from CSE231
Requirement 16: Major  Statistics BA  Computational Methods for Data Science
Major  Statistics BA  Computational Methods for Data Science: 1 course from STT301
Requirement 17: Major  Statistics BA  Probability and Statistics I
Major  Statistics BA  Probability and Statistics I: 1 course from STT441, STT861
Requirement 18: Major  Statistics BA  Probability and Statistics II
Major  Statistics BA  Probability and Statistics II: 1 course from STT442, STT862
Requirement 19: Major  Statistics BA  Capstone
Major  Statistics BA  Capstone: 1 course from STT481
Requirement 20: Major  Statistics BA  Elective
Major  Statistics BA  Elective: 3 courses from EC821A, EC821B, EC822A, EC822B, STT422, STT455, STT456, STT459, STT461, STT464, STT465, STT801, STT802, STT814, STT825, STT843, STT844, STT847, STT855, STT863, STT864, STT866, STT888
Requirement 21: Major  Statistics BA  Approved Electives
Major  Statistics BA  Approved Electives: 6 credits from electives approved by the student's academic advisor
Requirement 22: College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  ISB
College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  ISB: 1 course from Botany and Plant Pathology, Biological Science, Entomology, Microbiology, Physiology or Zoology
Requirement 23: College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  LAB
College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  LAB: 1 course from a laboratory experience in biological or physical science
Requirement 24: College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  ISP
College  Natural Science  Alternative Track for Integrative Studies  ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, CEM181H
Requirement 25: College  Natural Science  Arts and Humanities or Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
College  Natural Science  Arts and Humanities or Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences: 6 credits from courses in the arts and humanities or the social, behavioral and economic sciences beyond the credits that are counted toward the University's Integrative Studies requirement.
Requirement 26: College  Natural Science Chemistry
College  Natural Science Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141, CEM181H, CEM151
Requirement 27: College  Natural Science  Physics
College  Natural Science  Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY231
Requirement 28: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.
Requirement 29: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 30: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.