Statistics Major (B.S.)

This program prepares students for employment and/or graduate study in a variety of fields and research specializations in which statistical analysis and its applications play a critical role. In addition to its degree programs, the department has an active interest in the actuarial profession. Those interested in actuarial science should seek the advice of departmental coordinator of the actuarial program, Professor Linyuan Li.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

MATH 425Calculus I 14
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 24
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 24
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 24
MATH 739Applied Regression Analysis4
MATH 755Probability with Applications4
MATH 756Principles of Statistical Inference4
Select THREE of the following:12
Advanced Statistical Methods for Research
Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement and Design
Design of Experiments I
Survival Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Design of Experiments II
Select TWO approved MATH electives at least one of which is at the 700-level, chosen in consultation with the major adviser8
Select ONE of the following:4
Senior Seminar 3
Senior Project 3
Senior Thesis 3
Total Credits68

 This requirement satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the Discovery Program


These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525 Linearity I-MATH 526 Linearity II.


This course satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program.