

All changes become effective the fall semester following
Campus Assembly approval.
I. Introductory Statement: The mission of the discipline is to create and apply statistical
methods/techniques for collecting, exploring, analyzing and communicating
qualitative/quantitative information and to disseminate this knowledge through
teaching, scholarly activity and outreach.
Uncertainty is a fact of life. Statistics is the science and art of
enhancing knowledge in the face of uncertainty by modeling, predictions, and
decisions. Therefore iIt is central to solutions of problems in
medicine, law, industry, technology, finance, business, public policy,
computing, and science in general. The need for statistics applies to almost
every area of our lives.
II. Objectives: The statistics program provides an effective
operational knowledge of the theory and methods of statistics and the
application of statistical methods in a liberal arts environment. It seeks to
enhance students' critical thinking in making judgments based on data and
provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to make contributions to
modern society. Students learn to communicate and collaborate effectively with
people in other fields and, in the process, to understand the substance of
these fields. The curriculum prepares students to enter graduate school or
pursue careers in statistical fields at research institutions and industry.
IV.
Requirements for a Major: Math 11011102—Calculus III
Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics
or Stat 2601—Statistical
Methods
Math/Stat 2501—Probability and Stochastic Processes
Stat 2611—Mathematical Statistics
Stat 3601—Data Analysis
Stat 4901—Senior Seminar
8 additional credits in statistics courses:
Stat 3611—Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Stat 4601—Biostatistics
Stat
4611 Statistical Consulting
Stat
4631 – Experimental Design
Stat
4651—Applied Nonparametric Statistics
Stat
4652—Variable Topics in Statistics
Stat x993—Directed Study in Statistics
A minimum of 4 credits to be chosen from:
Math 2101—Calculus III.
Math 2111—Linear Algebra
Math 2202—Mathematical Perspectives
Math 3201—Analysis
Math 3401—Operations Research
Math 3501—Applied Deterministic Modeling for Management Science
Math 3502—Applied Probabilistic Modeling for Management Science
CSci 1211—Introduction to Problem Solving with Java
CSci 1301—Problem Solving and Algorithm Development I
CSci 1302—Problem Solving and Algorithm Development II
Econ 3501—Introduction to Econometrics
Pol 3101—Political Science Analysis
Psy 3601—Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Soc 3101—Research Methodology I
Soc 3102—Research Methodology II
Required courses may not be taken SN unless offered SN only. Other
courses with faculty approval
Students planning to pursue graduate work in statistics or biostatistics should
complete Math 2101—Calculus III and consider taking Math
2202—Mathematical Perspectives and Math 3211—Analysis for Ph.D.
preparation.
V.
Requirements for a Minor: Stat 1601—Introduction to
Statistics
or Stat 2601—Statistical
Methods
Stat 3601—Data Analysis
A minimum of 16 additional credits from courses listed in the major
requirements section of approved courses, with at least one course with a Stat
designator.
VI. Requirements
for Teacher Preparation:
VII.
Other heading (include heading title) :