The Department of Statistical Science has two undergraduate programs: the B.S. in Statistics and the minor in Statistics.
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B.S. in Statistics
The Department of Statistical Science began offering the B.S. in Statistics in Fall 2006 and the minor in Statistics in Fall 2007. These degrees are intended to provide the students with the necessary background into both the theory and application of statistics as it is used in today's society. The major is intended for those students who either want to seek employment with the B. S. degree or continue towards their advanced degrees. The minor will most likely be taken by students who intend to enter graduate school in an area other than statistics.
Requirements for Major in StatisticsThirty-nine semester hours including the following:
- STA 2381, 3381, 4382, 4385, 4386, 43C9
- MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321
- 9 semester hours of additional Statistics courses from the following: STA 1301, 4370, 4371, 4372, 4373, 4387
- A grade of "C" or better in courses used for the major.
- Foreign language must be fulfilled with modern foreign language. Those who plan to attend graduate school are advised to fulfill the language requirement in French, German, or Russian, because many graduate schools require proficiency in one of these languages
- CSI 1430
- Eight semester hours of science courses with associated labs chosen from BIO, CHE, ENV, GEO, NSC, or PHY. Each course must apply to a major in its department. Select from: BIO 1305-1105, 1306-1106, CHE 1301 and CHE 1302 and CHE 1316, ENV 1301-1101, 1303-1103, 2375-2175, 2407, GEO 1406, One GEO from: 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408, NSC 1306-1106, PHY (1422 or 1425), PHY 2435.
Requirements for a Minor in StatisticsEighteen semester hours including the following:
- STA 2381 and STA 3381
- Additional Statistics (12 semester hours) from any STA course that counts toward the major in statistics
- A grade of "C or better in STA courses used for the minor