Joint BA in Mathematics and Statistics Requirements

This major requires fourteen courses, of which eleven are foundational or core courses and three are additional advanced courses. Approval of advisors in both mathematics and statistics is required.

Foundational Course Requirement

The following foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the major:

  • MATH 161: Calculus IA
  • MATH 162: Calculus IIA
  • MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations

Equivalent courses may be substituted for the above requirements:

  • MATH 163 for MATH 165
  • MATH 171, 172, and 174 for the equivalent MATH 161, 162, and 164
  • MATH 173 for MATH 165
  • MATH 141-143 for MATH 161-162

AP courses may also be used to satisfy foundational requirements.

Core Course Requirement

  • MATH/STAT 201: Introduction to Probability
  • MATH/STAT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH/STAT 208: Operations Research I
  • STAT 226W: Introduction to Linear Models
  • MATH 235: Linear Algebra or MATH 173: Honors Calculus III
  • MATH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I
  • CSC 161 or 171 *

*Equivalent classes also accepted when approved by the statistics program advisor.

Advanced Course Requirement

Students must complete three 4-credit advanced courses in mathematics or statistics. Advanced courses are math classes numbered 200 or higher and stat classes numbered 214 and higher.

Upper Level Writing Requirement

In addition to STAT 226W, students must pass one more writing course, to be chosen from the following options:

  • A statistics course with the W designation
  • MATH 391W, a one-credit course, taken in conjunction with either Math 174 or any 200 level Mathematics or Statistics course with the prior approval of the instructor, or independently of any course in consultation with a faculty member
  • A four credit course, approved in advance by the student's adviser, satisfying part of the upper level writing requirement in another department