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Statistics (STAT) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Statistics (STAT) - Archive

PROFESSOR JAMES L. ROSENBERGER, Head, Department of Statistics

This major helps prepare students with interests in mathematics, computation, and the quantitative aspects of science for careers in industry and government as statistical analysts, or for further graduate training in statistics. Research divisions in the pharmaceutical industry, quality control, and quality engineering divisions in manufacturing companies, clinical research units, corporate planning and analysis units, and other data intensive positions require persons with training in mathematics, computation, database management, and statistical analysis, which this major will provide. The major includes three options: a Graduate Study option for students planning to go to graduate school in statistics, a Statistics and Computing option, and an Applied Statistics option for students interested in a cross-disciplinary program.

For the B.S. degree in Statistics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

STATISTICS MINOR: Students must take MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), and STAT 480(1). They must also take either STAT 318-319(6) or STAT 414-415(6) and 6 credits from STAT 416(3), 460(3), 462(3), and 464(3) for a total of 21 credits.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 46-49 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 220 GQ(2), STAT 220(3) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 414(3)[1], 415(3)[1], 416(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
STAT 460(3), 462(3), 464(3), 470(3), 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (11-14 credits)
CSE 103 GQ(4), CMPSC 201C GQ(3), or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 230(4) or 231(2) (Sem: 3-4)
CSE 451(3) or 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MATH 484(3) or I E 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 31-34 credits

GRADUATE STUDY OPTION: 31-34 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
MATH 403(3), 404(3) (Sem: 5-8)
CSE 456(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from MATH 310(3), 421(3), 426(3), 429(3), 441(3), 457(3), 468(3), 485(3), 486(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (13-16 credits)
Select 13-16 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

Note: Students completing the Graduate Study option will have earned a minor in mathematics in addition to a B.S. in Statistics.

STATISTICS AND COMPUTING OPTION: 31-34 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
CSE 120(3), 260(3), 312(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CSE 441W(3), 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from CSE 418(3), 456(3), 460(3), or 481(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (11-14 credits)
Select 11-14 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

APPLIED STATISTICS OPTION: 31-34 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (31-34 credits)
(A maximum of 12 credits of Independent Study (296, 496) may be applied toward credits for graduation.)
Select 31-34 credits from department list, including a minor in a supporting field (Sem: 1-8) (If a student wants to work in a supporting area that does not have a minor, he or she can propose a list of six appropriate courses and petition the statistics department for approval. It is the student's responsibility to justify the appropriateness of the proposed list.)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-06-025

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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