Statistics (B.S.)

The courses offered by the Department of Mathematics serve several purposes; they supply the mathematical preparation necessary for students specializing in the physical, life or social sciences, in business administration, in engineering, and in education; they provide a route by which students may achieve a level of competence to do research in any of several special mathematical areas; they allow students to prepare themselves for work as mathematicians and statisticians in industry and government; and they give an opportunity to all inquisitive students to learn something about modern mathematical ideas.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University. Undergraduates declaring a mathematics major are strongly encouraged to meet with a departmental advisor before doing so. After a student's acceptance as a major, a student should consult a Departmental advisor at least once a semester to verify progress.

Students must complete 120 credits in course work including satisfaction of the University General Education Requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Group Requirements, as well as the departmental major  requirements cited below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.


Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Linear Algebra
Core Computing Course (select one of the following)
Problem Solving and Programming
and Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory
Introduction to C++ Programming Language
Capstone Course
Writing Intensive Course in Mathematics 1
Core Statistics Courses
Introduction to Probability Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Linear Statistical Models
Core Statistical Computing Course
Statistical Computing and Data Analysis
Additional Statistics Courses (select at least one of the following)
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Mathematical Models in Operations Research
Applied Time Series
Special Topics in Mathematics 2
Design of Experiments
Elective Courses (select at least two of the following) 3
Any additional course listed in "Additional Statistical Courses" 2
Elementary Differential Equations
Elementary Analysis 4
Numerical Methods I
Applied Linear Algebra
Introduction to Analysis I
Methods of Optimization
The Theory of Interest
Introduction to Econometrics
Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Machine Learning and Applications
Applied Engineering Statistics
Statistics and Data Analysis in Political Science I
Social Statistics

Writing Proficiency/Writing Intensive Requirement

Statistics majors must register for MAT 5993, the zero-credit writing-intensive course. All majors must satisfy this requirement, even if they are not subject to the University General Education Requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements

The following grade requirements must be satisfied to obtain the degree.

  • C- or better if a course is a prerequisite for another course.
  • C or better average grade for all courses.
  • D- or better in any course that is not a prerequisite.
  • C or better if credits are transferred and count toward the department’s requirements.