The course requirements for the Statistics Major are

  • Mathematics 101 or 111, 120 or 121, 210 or 211 Calculus
  • Mathematics 232 Linear Algebra
  • Computer Science 111 Introduction to Computer Science
  • Mathematics 245 Applied Regression Analysis
  • Mathematics 265 Probability
  • Mathematics 275 Introduction to Statistical Inference
  • Three electives chosen from:
    • Mathematics 255 Sampling Techniques
      Mathematics 285 Data Science
      Mathematics 315 Topics in Probability and Statistics
      Mathematics 345 Advanced Statistical Modeling
    • One of the electives may be chosen from among
      Computer Science 314 Data Visualization
      Computer Science 324 Data Mining
      Computer Science 362 Computational Biology
  • Mathematics 280 Statistical Consulting 

In addition, each senior major must complete an integrative exercise. Mathematics 400 (6 credits), which can be either a group or individual project. Majors must accumulate eight talk credits during their junior and senior year by attending colloquia and the comps talks of their fellow mathematics or statistics majors. We encourage majors to participate in the numerous activities that take place in the department.

We recommend statistics majors also take courses in a discipline in which statistics can be applied.

Students considering graduate school in statistics or biostatistics should also take Mathematics 236 and Mathematics 321.