Students may tailor their program of study by choosing one of two tracks: the applied statistics track or the mathematical statistics track. Students in the applied statistics track take courses that help develop skills in the application of statistics to real problems. This track is recommended for students who wish to prepare for employment in government or industry. The applied statistics track is also appropriate for those who wish to pursue graduate study in statistics, with an emphasis on applications. The track in mathematical statistics provides the necessary background and stimulation for graduate study in statistics, applied mathematics or other quantitative fields such as computer science or engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Statistics consists of at least 64 credits, distributed as follows:
Core Requirements for the B.S. Degree
All majors in the applied statistics track must successfully complete:
Majors in the applied statistics track must successfully complete nine elective courses, with at least four courses in statistics. Electives are to be chosen with departmental approval. Some suggested electives are:
Other electives will be permitted with departmental approval.
Proficiency in English
All statistics majors in either track must demonstrate their proficiency in English by passing ENGL 393 - Technical Communication and by passing a course in speech. (SPCH) Note that ENGL 393 satisfies the GEP writing intensive requirement.