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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. Your advisor can be of your choosing. The default assignment is usually the department chair, however you may opt to select a faculty member who specialized in statistics. 

  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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