May 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Gary Gadbury, Head

Professors: Gadbury, Murray, Neill, and Nelson; Associate Professors: Dubnicka, Song, Wang, and Yao; Assistant Professors: Bello, Du, Hsu, Jager, Reyes Cuellar, and Vahl; Instructor: Keating; Emeriti Professors: Boyer, Feyerherm, Higgins, Johnson, Kemp, Milliken, and Perng.

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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:

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  Fundamentals of Software Design (or approved substitute) 3-4
MATH 551  Applied Matrix Theory 3
CIS 209  C Programming for Engineers 3
CIS 300  Data and Program Structures 3
ENGL 516  Written Communication for the Sciences  
STAT 325  Introduction to Statistics 3
STAT 340  Biometrics I 3
STAT 350  Business and Economic Statistics I  
STAT 341  Biometrics II 3
STAT 351  Business and Economic Statistics II 3
Note: STAT courses at the 400 level or higher may replace either or both of the 300-level STAT courses    
STAT 510  Introductory Probability and Statistics I 3
STAT 511  Introductory Probability and Statistics II 3
STAT 704  Analysis of Variance 2
STAT 705  Regression and Correlation Analyses 2
STAT 710  Sample Survey Methods 2
STAT 720  Design of Experiments 3
STAT 722  Statistical Designs for Product Development and Process Improvement 3
One additional STAT course at 700 level   2-3

 Upper-division quantitative electives to give a total of 46 credit hours. Courses must be at the 400 level or above, and may include IMSE 541 , math, computer science, statistics, or course in other area with substantial quantitative content.

A minimum of 2.0 GPA in 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 statistics-mathematics 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