20172018 Undergraduate Catalog
Statistics



Gary Gadbury, Head
Professors: Gadbury, Neill, and Wang; Associate Professors: Bello, Du, Dubnicka, and Song; Assistant Professors: Goh, Hefley, Higgins, Hsu, Reyes Cuellar, Vahl, and Wu; Teaching Associate Professor: Jager; Instructors: Keating, and Sawant; Emeriti Professors: Boyer, Feyerherm, Higgins, Johnson, Kemp, Milliken, Nelson, and Perng.
101 Dickens Hall
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Fax: 7855327736
Email: gadbury@kstate.edu
www.kstate.edu/stats
Statistics is a combination of classical mathematics, the theory of probability, and new concepts related to inductive reasoning that have developed during the past 75 years.
Almost all activities of plants and animals (including people) depend to some degree on chance events, and most decisions made by people depend on sampling information–which also depends on chance events, and hence on probability. Consequently, fields of interest and activities for a statistician potentially are very broad.
Likewise, the professional activities open to a trained statistician are varied. The existence of modernday computers relieves the statistician of tedious computations and elevates his or her professional activity to dealing with people and/or engaging in basic research.
Students who major in statistics may seek a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree by satisfying the general requirements of that degree and by completing the following:
Courses 
Course Title 
Credit hours 
MATH 220 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 
4 
MATH 221 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 
4 
MATH 222 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 
4 
CIS 200 
Programming Fundamentals 
4 
or 


CIS 111 
Introduction to Computer Programming 
3 
or 


CIS 209 
C Programming for Engineers 
3 
MATH 551 
Applied Matrix Theory 
3 
or 


MATH 515 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
3 
ENGL 516 
Written Communication for the Sciences 

STAT 325 
Introduction to Statistics 
3 
or 


STAT 340 
Biometrics I 
3 
or 


STAT 350 
Business and Economic Statistics I 

STAT 341 
Biometrics II 
3 
or 


STAT 351 
Business and Economic Statistics II 
3 
Note: STAT courses at the 400 level or higher may replace either or both of the 300level STAT courses, but credit may be received for only one of STAT 701 or STAT 703. 


STAT 510 
Introductory Probability and Statistics I 
3 
STAT 511 
Introductory Probability and Statistics II 
3 
STAT 770 and STAT 771 may replace STAT 510 and STAT 511, respectively, subject to department approval. 


STAT 705 
Regression and Correlation Analyses 
2 
or 


STAT 713 
Applied Linear Statistical Models 
3 
STAT 710 
Sample Survey Methods 
2 
or 


STAT 720 
Design of Experiments 
3 
or 


STAT 722 
Statistical Designs for Product Development and Process Improvement 
3 
STAT 725 
Introduction to the SAS Computing 
1 
STAT 726 
Introduction to R Computing 
1 
One additional STAT course at 700 level (excluding STAT 701 and SAT 703). 

3 
Upperdivision quantitative electives to give a total of 50 credit hours. Courses must be at the 400 level or above, and may include IMSE 541, IMSE 785, ECON 630, math, computer science, statistics (excluding STAT 701 and STAT 703), or course in other area with substantial quantitative content.
A minimum grade of C in each STAT courses taken as part of the major is required for graduation.
Dual majors and dual degrees
Students may major in statistics and another discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree requirements of both departments must be met. For instance, it is possible to complete a dual statisticsmathematics degree in four years.
Students may obtain a dual degree in statistics and a field in another college such as business administration or engineering. The degree requirements of both colleges must be met and a minimum of 150 credit hours must be completed. Students who choose this option should complete the calculus sequence by the end of the sophomore year.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
NonDegree
Statistics
