A major in statistics requires 41 credit hours of coursework, depending on placement. Statistics is the science of learning from data, whether those data come from biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, sports, or education. The major offers students the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to attain various career objectives in many different fields.
Students begin the program by completing core coursework in statistics and mathematics with a mixture of theory and application. The program is rounded out through the completion of 18 credit hours of MAT/STA electives with at least 9 of these hours in the STA discipline. Students have freedom in choosing elective courses, although recommendations are provided in the following areas: applied statistics, theoretical statistics, and actuarial sciences.
A double major in mathematics and statistics consists of satisfying the degree requirements of both majors with a minimum of 58 credit hours of courses applicable to either major.