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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics 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

One course selected from the following list:

One course selected from the following list:


(STAT courses at the 400 level or higher may replace either or both of the 300-level STAT courses.)


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.