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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Statistics BS


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College of Arts and Sciences

Program Director: Jay Stine, PhD

 

Rapid advances in technology and the growing reliance on quantitative research have broadened the application of statistical reasoning to virtually all walks of life.  Statistical techniques are widely used in research, industry, manufacturing, commerce, and government.  The BS in Statistics program provides training in contemporary statistical techniques, as well as their theoretical background.  By way of the Statistics elective courses, the program can be tailored to lead you to a wide variety of career choices in business or industry, or to prepare you for further studies in graduate school.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The following are program goals for the Statistics major, in which students will:

  1. Think critically, reason analytically and solve problems creatively.
  2. Succeed in their careers in business, industry or government, as well as in graduate school.
  3. Effectively communicate statistical ideas and arguments.
  4. Use SPSS or similar statistical computer packages to perform data analysis.
  5. Use statistical methods in their future endeavors not only within the discipline, but in other disciplines as well.

 

The Statistics major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Solve applied problems in differential and integral calculus, and probability theory.
  2. Use a variety of statistical software packages to enter and manage data, and to calculate and combine descriptive statistical parameters.
  3. Differentiate between various sampling techniques.        
  4. Utilize inferential statistics.
  5. Calculate test statistics.
  6. Use various test statistics to assess the significance of a model.
  7. Utilize regression analysis to construct a predictive model.
  8. Design and analyze experiments using a variety of techniques.
  9. Gain entrance into careers as well as in graduate or professional school. 

Sequence of Required Courses


First Year


Fall


Total Credits 16

Spring


Total Credits 16

Second Year


Total Credits 17

Total Credits 16

Third Year


Fall


Total Credits 15

Spring


  • Statistics elective 3 credits
  • Statistics elective 3 credits
  • Core  3 credits
  • Core  3 credits
  • Free elective 3 credits
Total Credits 15

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Statistics elective 3 credits
  • Statistics elective 3 credits
  • Core  3 credits
  • Free elective 3 credits
  • Free elective 3 credits
Total Credits 15

Spring


  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
Total Credits 12

Total Required for Graduation 122 credits


Statistics Electives


Students must complete five elective courses, of which at least three must have an “STA” course designation:

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