Mar 28, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics BA Programs

The study of statistics provides the student with analytical tools that may find application in various fields within the sciences and social sciences. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing area open to students in statistics with a working knowledge of computing and biological sciences. Actuarial science is one area open to students in statistics who also have backgrounds in such subjects as computer science, mathematics and economics. In addition to offering the Statistics Major, the department has a specialized undergraduate track for students interested in pursuing a career in bioinformatics: the concentration in Quantitative Biology.  The BA/MA in Statistics and Applied Mathematics offered by the department provides enrichment for undergraduate statistics majors.


A student majoring in mathematics or statistics may become a candidate for departmental honors by successfully completing MATH 49000 or STAT 48600, by presenting a major GPA of at least 3.6 and by achieving a satisfactory rating on a comprehensive examination.

Statistics Minor

A minor in statistics consists of at least 12 credits selected from STAT courses offered by the department. Students should consult the catalog to determine prerequisites necessary for them to enroll in courses that count toward the minor. It is recommended that prospective statistics minors consult with an undergraduate adviser concerning course selection.