Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics, B.S.

Program Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics  offers a major in statistics to meet the needs of both the public and the private sectors for graduates with degrees in statistics. Students may choose either a standard statistics major or a statistics major with a data science concentration. 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 and Major Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
General Education  1, 241
Quantitative requirement 23
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education)3-4
Major requirements (listed below)44-46
University electives





1 MATH 231  or MATH 235  must be included.

2 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. Some requirements may be fulfilled by courses within the major. The quantitative requirement is also met by courses within the major and not included in the 120 credit hour total.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements for Statistics Majors: 22 Credit Hours

Students must complete 22 core credit hours and 22-24 additional credit hours for the B.S. in Statistics. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in statistics are strongly encouraged to double-major in statistics and mathematics.


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

Statistics Major with no concentration: 22-24 Credit Hours

Data Science Concentration

Statistics Major with Data Science Concentration: 24 Credit Hours


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

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year Total: 30 Credit Hours

Second Year Total: 30 Credit Hours

Third Year

Third Year Total: 30 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Program Total: 120 Credit Hours