Advice For Statistics Majors
- Meet with your Math Department faculty advisor every semester for advice about classes and degree requirements. Students should bring a completed MAP Template to the meetings with their advisor. The default advisor is Statistics Professor DeWayne Derryberry; however, you may opt to select any faculty member who agrees to be your advisor.
- Get started on the Calculus sequence immediately. Review the prerequisite chart to be sure you are eligible to take Calculus I (unless you have tested in to Calculus I by taking one of the accepted placement exams).
- Get through the common mathematics/statistics core courses efficiently and early to avoid delay in graduation or the ability to take the necessary upper-division math and statistics courses.
- Take at most three math/statistics classes per semester.
- If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in statistics, taking Math 4423 and 4424 is recommended.
- Statistics majors often minor in fields were analysis of data is practiced. (ex: business, biology, sociology, psychology, economics) In some cases, a class from another department may be approved for credit in the statistics major.
- If you want to get a job in industry, we recommend that you take English 3307 (Professional and Technical Writing).
Sample Course of Study (This is only a sample; variations are possible.)
- Career center, American Statistical Association
- Careers involving probability and statistics, University of Texas, Austin
- Careers in Actuarial Sciences
- Research experiences for undergrads
- The Graduate Record Exam and the Graduate Record Exam subject test in mathematics
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