BS in Statistics Requirements

For any questions relating to the major, please contact Professor Ciminelli. You should talk with an advisor before declaring your major. If you are ready to declare your major, complete the online major declaration form

Prerequisite Courses (Three Courses)

The following courses, or their equivalents are required:

  • MATH 161: Calculus Ia*
  • MATH 162:Calculus IIa*
  • STAT 212: Applied Statistics I **

*MATH 171 and 172, or MATH 141, 142, and 143 can be taken in place of MATH 161 and 162.

**STAT 213, or STAT 214, or STAT 262, or equivalent with advisor permission can be taken in place of STAT 212

Core Courses (Eight Courses)

The following eight courses are required:

  • MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
  • STAT/MATH 201: Introduction to Probability
  • STAT/MATH 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 216: Applied Statistical Methods I
  • STAT 217: Applied Statistical Methods II
  • STAT 223: Introduction to Bayesian Inference
  • STAT 226W: Introduction to Linear Models

Computational Courses (Two Courses)

Choose two of the following:

  • STAT 276(W): Statistical Computation in R
  • STAT 277: Introduction to Statistical Software and Exploratory Data Analysis
  • CSC 171: Introduction to Computer Science 
  • CSC 172: Data Structures and Algorithms 

It is highly recommended to complete at least one STAT-listed computing course.

Elective Courses (Three Courses)

Choose three of the following:

  • STAT 218: Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
  • STAT 219: Nonparametric Inference
  • STAT 221W: Sampling Techniques
  • STAT 224: Advanced Topics in Bayesian Inference
  • MATH 202: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • MATH 208: Operations Research I
  • MATH 209: Operations Research II
  • MATH 217: Mathematical Modeling in Political Science
  • MATH 218: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences
  • MATH 235: Linear Algebra
  • MATH 265: Functions of a Real Variable
  • DSCC 265: Intermediate Statistical Methods
  • DSCC 275: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting in Data Science
  • PSCI 205: Data Analysis II
  • PSCI 281: Formal Models in Political Science
  • PSCI/ECON 288: Game Theory
  • ECON 233: Financial Econometrics

Upper-Level Writing Requirement 

The upper-level writing requirement is satisfied any two of the following courses: STAT 221W, STAT 226W, or STAT 276W.