# Bachelor of Science Mathematics Major Statistics Concentration

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): | ||
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MA 125 | Introduction to Mathematics | 1 hour |

MA 161 | Calculus I* | 5 hours |

MA 240 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 hours |

MA 262 | Calculus II | 5 hours |

MA 263 | Calculus III | 3 hours |

MA 322 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 hours |

MA 380 | Probability and Statistics | 3 hours |

MA 425 | Abstract Algebra | 3 hours |

MA 735 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 hours |

Select one of the following: | ||

MA 130 | Problem Solving with Computers | 3 hours |

CS 260 | Programming & Problem Solving | 3 hours |

Select one of the following: | ||

MA 291 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 hours |

MA 731 | Statistics Using SAS | 3 hours |

Required Courses for Concentration in Statistics (12 hours): | ||

CS 340 | Algorithms and Data Structures I | 3 hours |

MA 532 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 hours |

MA 732 | Categorical Data Analysis | 3 hours |

MA 733 | Mathematical Statistics II | 3 hours |

MA 763 | Simulation Techniques | 3 hours |

MA 764 | Regression Analysis | 3 hours |

Electives: | ||

MA 291 | Mathematical Modeling | |

MA 715 | Topology | |

MA 335 | Differential Equations I | |

MA 727 | Groups, Rings, and Fields | |

CS 315 | Java Programming | |

MA 728 | Vector Spaces | |

CS 340 | Algorithms and Data Structures I | |

MA 733 | Mathematical Statistics II | |

MA 421 | College Geometry | |

MA 734 | Complex Variables | |

CS 501 | Advanced Computer Programming | |

MA 736 | Advanced Calculus II | |

MA 532 | Mathematical Statistics I | |

MA 740 | Number Theory | |

CS 542 | Discrete Structures | |

MA 760 | Numerical Analysis | |

CS 552 | Principles of Software Engineering | |

MA 762 | Optimization Techniques | |

CS 555 | Principles of Computer Organization | |

MA 763 | Simulation Techniques | |

CS 557 | Operating Systems | |

MA 764 | Regression Analysis | |

CS 561 | System Programming | |

MA 765 | Numerical Linear Algebra | |

MA 591 | Topics in Mathematics | |

MA 791 | Topics 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.