Statistics- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Statistics, 311 Upham Hall (513-529-7828).

Two majors are available in the Bachelor of Science degree: statistics or mathematics and statistics. Each program has the related hours requirement. All courses taken from the departments and applied to your program, and all courses in the 12-hour section of the related hours, should be taken for grades, not credit/no-credit. In the courses taken from the departments, your GPA must be at least 2.00. Service courses do not figure into your GPA unless explicitly approved by the department.

Major in Statistics: Bachelor of Science

The program requires at least 29 hours of STA courses at the 300-level or above.

Statistics courses (all of these):

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

STA 401 Probability (3)

STA 402 Statistical Programming (3)

STA 462 Inferential Statistics (3)

STA 463 Regression Analysis (4)

STA 466 Experimental Design Methods (4)

Choose at least THREE of the following:

STA 333 Nonparametric Statistics (3)

STA 363 Introduction to Statistical Modeling (3)

STA 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)

STA 432 Survey Sampling in Business (3)

STA 404 Advanced Data Visualization (3)

STA 427 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (3)

STA 467 Multivariate Analysis (3)

STA 475 Data Analysis Practicum (3) MPC

STA 483 Analysis of Forecasting Systems (3)

STA 484 Analysis of Categorical Data (3)

Note: Students with previous credit for STA 261 may not take STA 301 and must take additional hours from the electives list to complete the 29 required hours. It is advisable that the replacement course be either STA 333 or STA 363 and that the course be taken in the student’s first year in the statistics program

Major in Mathematics and Statistics: Bachelor of Science

The program requires at least 31 semester hours of MTH and STA courses at 300 level or above with at least 22 hours from MTH and STA courses at the 400 level.

Mathematics courses. All of these:

MTH 347 Differential Equations (3)

MTH 421 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4)

MTH 441 Real Analysis (3) or

MTH 451 Introduction to Complex Variables (4)

Choose at least ONE of the following:

MTH 432 Optimization (3)

MTH 436 Combinatorial Designs and Coding Theory (3)

MTH 437 Game Theory and Related Topics (3)

MTH 438 Theory and Applications of Graphs (3)

MTH 439 Combinatorics (3)

MTH 447 Topics in Mathematical Finance (3)

MTH 453 Numerical Analysis (3)

MME/MTH 495 Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics (3)

Statistics courses. All of these:

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

STA 401 Probability (3)

STA 463 Regression Analysis (4)

Choose at least ONE of the following:

STA 462 Inferential Statistics (3)

STA 466 Experimental Design Methods (4)

Electives:

Additional courses to complete the 31 required hours from lists above or from MTH 331, 410, 411, 420, 422, 425 (MPC), 435 (MPC), 440, 442, 454, 470, 482 (MPC), 483, 486, 491, 492; STA 402, 427, 467, 475 (MPC), 483, 484. At most, two of the 31 hours may be from 430 or independent studies.

Important Note:

Students with previous credit for STA 261 may not take STA 301 and must take additional hours from the electives list to complete the 31 required hours.

Related Hours

A program of related courses is intended to provide the student with opportunities to see and do mathematics or statistics in the context of other disciplines and, perhaps, enhance the student's employment prospects. The departmental requirement is for a program of at least 15 hours. Each program includes:

  • A computer programming course, CSE 153, 157, 163, 174, or any CSE course with one of these as a prerequisite.
  • At least 12 semester hours in one subject area with at least six hours at 300 level or above (200 or above in chemistry, physics, engineering, or computer science and software engineering).

You may elect to design your own program of related courses. Such programs must be approved by the chief departmental adviser in advance of applying for graduation. For a list of pre-approved programs of related courses and those that include a thematic sequence, see the chief departmental adviser.

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with a major in the Department of Mathematics should apply for admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the School of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the School of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall (513-529-6418).

To earn an A.B. degree in addition to teacher licensure, you must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as stated earlier, while also satisfying your professional education course requirements. As a consequence, the following courses (not all of which apply toward the A.B.) are automatically required to be in your academic program:

These courses must include:

MTH 331 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MTH 408 Mathematical Problem Solving With Technology (3)

MTH 409 Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective (3)

MTH 411 Foundations of Geometry (3)

MTH 421 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4)

MTH 482 Great Theorems of Mathematics (3)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

STA 401 Probability (3)

One additional course is required for completion of the A.B. degree. See the A.B. requirements for details about the selection of this course.

To earn a B.S. degree in addition to teacher licensure, you must complete the requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics or the B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics. Each of these programs requires four or five additional courses. See the B.S. requirements for details about the selection of these courses.

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