Bachelor of Science Mathematics Major Statistics Concentration

Breakout Success

The curriculum for a major in mathematics with a concentration in statistics provides a sound foundation for a student seeking to enter a vocation with a technological orientation or wishing to pursue graduate studies in statistics. Graduates who have a strong background in statistics with some computer science and experience in an applied field have many career opportunities in actuarial science, government, business, and industry.

See Liberal Arts and Sciences general education requirements in the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

Required Core Courses (35 hours):
MA 125Introduction to Mathematics1 hour
MA 161Calculus I*5 hours
MA 240Discrete Mathematics3 hours
MA 262Calculus II5 hours
MA 363Calculus III3 hours
MA 322Introduction to Linear Algebra3 hours
MA 380Probability and Statistics3 hours
MA 425Abstract Algebra3 hours
MA 735Advanced Calculus I3 hours
Select one of the following:
MA 130Problem Solving with Computers3 hours
CS 260Programming & Problem Solving3 hours
Select one of the following:
MA 291Mathematical Modeling3 hours
MA 731Statistics Using SAS3 hours
Required Courses for Concentration in Statistics (12 hours):
CS 340Algorithms and Data Structures I3 hours
MA 532Mathematical Statistics I3 hours
MA 732Categorical Data Analysis3 hours
MA 733Mathematical Statistics II3 hours
MA 763Simulation Techniques3 hours
MA 764Regression Analysis3 hours
Electives:
MA 291Mathematical Modeling
MA 715Topology
MA 335Differential Equations I
MA 727Groups, Rings, and Fields
CS 315Java Programming
MA 728Vector Spaces
CS 340Algorithms and Data Structures I
MA 733Mathematical Statistics II
MA 421College Geometry
MA 734Complex Variables
CS 501Advanced Computer Programming
MA 736Advanced Calculus II
MA 532Mathematical Statistics I
MA 740Number Theory
CS 542Discrete Structures
MA 760Numerical Analysis
CS 552Principles of Software Engineering
MA 762Optimization Techniques
CS 555Principles of Computer Organization
MA 763Simulation Techniques
CS 557Operating Systems
MA 764Regression Analysis
CS 561System Programming
MA 765Numerical Linear Algebra
MA 591Topics in Mathematics
MA 791Topics in Mathematics

*A student not sufficiently prepared for MA 161 may be required to take MA 160 (Functions of Calculus) first. In addition to the required courses above, students are encouraged to consult with their advisor about selecting additional courses from computer science, mathematics, statistics, business, accounting, economics, physics, biology, and chemistry in order to complete the 70 hour major.