Majors

The department offers a statistics major and a joint statistics/mathematics major in cooperation with the mathematics department. The joint statistics/mathematics major provides a stronger preparation for graduate study in statistics. Students who are most interested in applying statistics in industry, government, or in applied areas of graduate study should take the statistics major. The department encourages interdisciplinary study, and students should consult with departmental advisers to plan their program.

Major Requirements

Statistics
A total of 46 credits is required: 18 credits in mathematics, 25 credits in statistics, and 3 credits in computer science, as follows:
(No courses with grade D can be counted toward the major.)

  1. Computer Science 01: 198: 107, 110, 111 or 170
  2. Mathematics 01:640:151-152; 250; 251, and additional three credits in mathematics electives
    (252 or a course at the 300 level or above, but not 477 or 481)
  3. Statistics 01:960:381*; 382*; 384*; 390*; 463; 486; 490
  4. Two courses chosen from 01:960:467; 476; 483;

Statistics/Mathematics
A total of 56 credits is required: 28 credits in mathematics, 25 credits in statistics, and 3 credits in computer science, as follows: 
(No courses with grade D can be counted toward the major.)

  1. Computer Science 01:198:107, 110, 111 or 170
  2. Mathematics 01:640:151;152; 250; 251; 252; 300; 311; 478
  3. Statistics 01:960:381*; 382*; 384*; 390*; 463; 486; 490
  4. Two courses chosen from 01:960:467; 476; 483

* Mathematics 01:640:477 and 481 may be taken instead of Statistics 01:960:381, 382. Credit will not be given for both 01:640:477 and 01:960:381, nor for both 01:640:481 and 01:960:382.