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Advice For Statistics Majors

  1. 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. 

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. Take at most three math/statistics classes per semester.

  5. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in statistics, taking Math 4423 and 4424 is recommended.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.)

   Freshman year    
   Sophomore year    
      Junior year        
       Senior Year          
Fall term
Math 1170

CS 1181

Math 2275

Math 3350

Math 4457

Math 3360

Math 4450

Math 4459

Spring term   
Math 1175

Math 2240
Math 3326

Math 3352
Math 4458

Math 4406
Math 4451

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