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    Kansas State University
  Oct 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics and Data Science B.A./B.S.

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 modern-day 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:

Bachelor’s degree requirements


Upper-division 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.

Note that STAT courses at the 400 level or higher may replace either or both of the 300-level STAT courses, but credit may be received for only one of STAT 701 or STAT 703. STAT 770 and STAT 771 may replace STAT 510 and STAT 511, respectively, subject to department approval

A minimum grade of C in each course taken as part of the major is required for graduation.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)