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3878 Statistics

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts

FQ68

College of Natural Science

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department of Statistics and Probability

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

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 certification.

### College of Natural Science

#### Department of Statistics and Probability

##### Undergraduate Programs

###### Statistics

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 certification.

**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 Calculus 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.

University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses

MTH2: 1 course

At least 1 course from LB117, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation

MTH1: 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV

At least 1 course from MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

MTH4: 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102

At least 1 course from STT200, STT201

MTH3: 2 courses

At least 2 courses from MTH101, MTH102, MTH103, MTH103WAIV

MTH5: 3 courses

At least 2 courses from MTH103A, MTH103B

At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

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

University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

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

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

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

Major - Statistics BA - Calculus I: 1 course from LB118, MTH132, MTH152H

Major - Statistics BA - Calculus II: 1 course from LB119, MTH133, MTH153H

Major - Statistics BA - Calculus III: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H

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

Major - Statistics BA - Introduction to Programming I: 1 course from CSE231

Major - Statistics BA - Computational Methods for Data Science: 1 course from STT301

Major - Statistics BA - Probability and Statistics I: 1 course from STT441, STT861

Major - Statistics BA - Probability and Statistics II: 1 course from STT442, STT862

Major - Statistics BA - Capstone: 1 course from STT481

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

Major - Statistics BA - Approved Electives: 6 credits from electives approved by the student's academic advisor

College - Natural Science - Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from Botany and Plant Pathology, Biological Science, Entomology, Microbiology, Physiology or Zoology

College - Natural Science - Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - LAB: 1 course from a laboratory experience in biological or physical science

College - Natural Science - Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, CEM181H

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.

College - Natural Science -Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141, CEM181H, CEM151

College - Natural Science - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY231

College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

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.

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.