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Major Requirements

Requirements for a BA in Statistics

  • MTH 161 and 162 (or MTH 171 and 172, or MTH 141, 142, and 143)
One introductory course:
  • STT 212: Applied Statistics I
  • STT 213: Elements of Probability and Math Statistics
  • STT 214/214W: Biostatistics
  • ECO 230: Economic Statistics (permission secured)
  • PSC 200: Applied Data Analysis (permission secured)
  • AP Statistics with score of 4 or 5
Six core courses:
  • MTH 164 or MTH 174
  • STT/MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
  • STT/MTH 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • STT 216: Applied Statistics II
  • STT 226W: Introduction to Linear Models
  • STT 221W: Sampling Techniques

Note: Double majors with MTH may substitute MTH 202 (Introduction to Stochastic Processes) for STT 216. Double majors with ECO may substitute ECO 231W (Econometrics) for STT 216.

Two computational statistics courses:
  • STT 277: Introduction to Statistical Software and Exploratory Data Analysis
  • One from:
    • STT 276: Statistical Computation in R 
    • CSC 172: Data Structures and Algorithms (permission secured)
    • CSC 240: Data Mining (permission secured) (Prerequisites: CSC 171, 172, MTH 161)
    • DSC/CSC 262: Computational Intro to Statistics (permission secured) (Prerequisites: MTH 161, 162)
    • DSC/CSC 265: Intermediate Statistical and Computational Methods (permission secured) (Prerequisite: DSC 262)
Two upper-level courses in the same allied field:

Courses must involve statistics-related topics or applications and must be from the same allied field. Recommended courses are:

  • STT 218: Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
  • STT 223: Introduction to Bayesian Inference
  • BIO 253: Computational Biology
  • BCS 229: Computational Models of Perception and Cognition
  • ECO 207: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 209: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 288/PSC 288: Game Theory
  • PSC 404: Probability and Inference
  • MTH 165: Linear Algebra
  • MTH 208: Operations Research
  • MTH 210: Intro to Financial Mathematics
  • MTH 235: Linear Algebra
  • MTH 280: Intro to Numerical Analysis

The upper-level writing requirement is satisfied with STT 221W and either STT 226W or STT 214W.

Double Majors—Double and triple majors with statistics and biology, economics, engineering, mathematics, political science, psychology or other areas are possible. Only three courses may overlap between any two majors.

Joint Major—The BA degree with a joint concentration in mathematics and statistics is also offered.

For any questions relating to the major, please contact Professor Ciminelli or Professor Poduri. You should meet with one of the advisors before declaring your major. If you are ready to declare your major, complete the online major declaration form