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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Statistics

The Mathematics and Statistics, Department of  offers a major in statistics to meet the needs of both the public and the private sectors for graduates with degrees in statistics. The required courses provide a balance of applications and theory, which allows students to prepare for immediate employment or graduate studies by proper selection of the program electives.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1, 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • University electives 29-32 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 44-46 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 MATH 231  or MATH 235  must be included.
2 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

Requirements for a B.S. degree with a major in statistics are the following required courses and a minimum of six credit hours from the electives listed below. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in statistics are strongly encouraged to double-major in statistics and mathematics.

Choose one of the following: 3-4 Credit Hours

Total: 44-46 Credit Hours


MATH 220  with a grade of “B-” or better may be substituted for MATH 229  if the student received credit for MATH 220  before declaring a statistics major.

MATH 411  is recommended for students planning to do graduate work in statistics.

Recommended Schedule for Statistics

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