Statistics Major

The Department of Statistics offers a Bachelor of Science in statistics. For more information about declaring your major in statistics, please contact the Chief Departmental Advisor, Professor Charles Dunn, 304B Upham Hall, (513) 529-1952, or email him at

Note: If you entered Miami in Fall, 2014 or later, your requirements are listed below (and can be accessed here). If you entered Miami prior to Fall, 2014 follow the requirements for your catalog year as indicated on your Degree Audit Report (DAR).

Program Requirements:

The program requires at least 32 hours of STA courses at the 300-level or above.

Introductory Statistics courses (at least one of these):
STA301 Applied Statistics
STA363 Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Statistics core courses (all of these):
STA401 Probability
STA402 Statistical Programming
STA462 Inferential Statistics
STA463 Regression Analysis
STA466 Experimental Design Methods

Statistics Electives (at least three):
STA333 Nonparametric Statistics
STA363 Introduction to Statistical Modeling*
STA365 Statistical Quality Control
STA404 Advanced Data Visualization
STA427 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
STA432 Survey Sampling in Business
STA467 Statistical Learning
STA483 Analysis of Forecasting Systems
STA484 Analysis of Categorical Data

*May be counted as an elective if credit has been earned for STA301 and STA363 is completed prior to taking STA463.

Note: Students with previous credit for STA261 may not take STA301 and must take additional hours from the electives list to complete the 32 required hours. It is advisable that the replacement course be either STA333 or STA363 and that the course be taken in the student’s first year in the statistics program