Statistics - BS

Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Data are ubiquitous in the modern day and age, and statisticians are in high demand. Multidisciplinary application areas vary widely and include health and medicine, business, engineering, physical sciences, environmental studies, and government. The curriculum in statistics provides instruction in all necessary areas, including a foundation in mathematics and probability, strategies for designing studies and collecting data, the visualization and analysis of data using popular software such as R, SAS and Python, and the process of using sample data to draw conclusions about a population. Depending on the electives selected, a student completing this program will be prepared to enter employment as a statistical analyst or to continue to graduate school in statistics or a related field.

The following is a suggested schedule that includes the required courses for the BS in Statistics. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
American history 3
MATH 171 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Science elective 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
American history 3
MATH 172 Calculus 4
STAT 182 Foundations of Statistics 1
Computer science elective 2 4
Science elective 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
Communication requirement 3 3
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
Science elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 304
Linear Algebra
or Linear Algebra
3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
STAT 212 Principles of Statistics II 3
Computer science elective 2 4
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
STAT 404 Statistical Computing 3
STAT 414 Mathematical Statistics I 3
Mathematics elective 5 3
Outside specialization elective 6 3
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
STAT 408 Introduction to Linear Models 3
STAT 415 Mathematical Statistics II 3
Outside specialization elective 6 3
Elective hours 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
STAT 406 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
Mathematics or Statistics elective 5,7 3
Statistics elective 7 3
Outside specialization elective 6 3
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
STAT 482 Statistics Capstone 3
Statistics elective 7 3
Outside specialization elective 6 3
Elective hours 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

*If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253, MATH 220, MATH 304/MATH 323, STAT 211, or STAT 212, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D’s in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.