Statistics Major

Statistics is the science of modeling, summarizing, and analyzing data, and of using mathematics and computing tools to make predictions and decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statistical ideas are applicable in any area involving quantitative measurement and in almost every area of scholarly pursuit. The major, administered by the Department of Statistics, is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts of statistical inference and a familiarity with the methods of applied statistical analysis. A major in statistics will prepare students for a career in business, industry, or government, and for further graduate study in statistics or in a related area.


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 40-41 hours.

General education: The LAS General Education requirements are set up so that students automatically complete the Campus General Education requirements.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Sample course plan (opens in same tab)
Select one from (3 Credit Hours) 
STAT 200- Statistical Analysis 
STAT 212- Biostatistics
Calculus through MATH 241- Calculus III (11 Credit Hours)
Select one from (3 Credit Hours) 
MATH 415- Applied Linear Algebra 
MATH 416- Abstract Linear Algebra
STAT 400- Statistics and Probability I (4 Credit Hours)
Following 3 courses are required (3 Credit Hours Each)
STAT 410- Statistics and Probability II
STAT 420- Methods of Applied Statistics
STAT 425- Applied Regression and Design
Select 4 courses from the following (3 Credit Hours)
STAT 424- Analysis of Variance 
STAT 426- Categorical Data 
STAT 427- Statistical Consulting 
STAT 428- Statistical Computing 
STAT 429- Time Series Analysis 
STAT 430- Topics in Applied Statistics 
STAT 440- Statistical Data Management 
STAT 443- Professional Statistics 
STAT 448- Advanced Data Analysis 
STAT 480- Data Science Foundations
MATH 444 or 447- Elementary Real Analysis or Real Variables

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

All foreign language requirements must be satisfied.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).