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2021-2022 Catalog
Statistics (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Statistics

Major: Statistics Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Prerequisites (26 credits)

All transfer courses require prior approval of department chairperson. A grade of C or better is required in all statistics prerequisites.

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 1147

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2311

MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)


  • STA


Department recommends a computer programming language course in PASCAL, FORTRAN, C, C+, C++

  • COP


Must be designed for science majors


Major Requirements (19 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all major courses.

MAS3105 (GM) Linear Algebra (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2312

STA3163 (GM)Statistical Methods I (4 Credits)

Prereq: STA 2014 or STA 2023 or STA 4321

STA3164 (GM)Statistical Methods II (3 Credits)

Prereq: STA 3163

STA4321 (GM)Probability and Statistics (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2312

STA4322 (GM) Statistical Theory (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2313 & STA 4321

Major Electives (12 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all major electives.


  • MAP 4231 Operations Research
  • STA 4504 Categorical Data
  • MAA 4211 Advanced Calculus I
  • MAA 4212 Advanced Calculus II
  • MAP 3170 Financial Mathmatics for Actuarial Science
  • MHF 3202 Foundations of Math
  • STA 4202 Design of Experiments
  • STA 4222 Design/Sample/Survey
  • STA 4664 Statistical Quality Control
  • STA 4502 Non-Parametric Methods in Statistics
  • STA 4672 Prob. Models w/ App to Actuarial Science
  • STA 4853 Stat Techniques for Time Series & Forecasts
  • STA 4906 Directed Individual Study

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Graduation requirement: students must maintain a portfolio according to department guidelines and submit it to their capstone professor.

STA4945 Statistics Capstone (3 Credits)

Prereq: Senior Standing and permission of the department.

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from the minor requirement).

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

Free Electives (3 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).