Campuses:
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Statistics B.A.Statistics, School of
College of Liberal Arts
Statistics is concerned with theories and methods of data collection, tabulation, analysis, and interpretation, and their use in learning from data and making decisions.
A bachelor's degree gives students an understanding of the theory of statistics and trains them in basic use of the most important types of statistical methods. The degree prepares students for graduate work or for jobs in diverse areas as marketing analysis, quality management, and support for scientific research.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the
Office of Admissions
website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about Universitywide requirements, see the
liberal education requirements.
Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of
any second language.
with a grade of C, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department
or college.
Students must complete two years of mathematics, one course in computer programming, and 26 credits of STATS 3xxx or higher (two courses in statistical theory, two courses in statistical methods, at least three elective courses in statistics, and a senior project).
Students may earn no more than one degree from the Statistics program: a B.A. or a B.S. or a minor.
Beginning fall 2012, all incoming CLA freshmen must complete the appropriate First Year Experience course sequence. Specific information about this collegiate requirement can be found at: http://class.umn.edu/degree_requirements/index.html
Mathematics
Take a total of five courses for twenty credits.
MATH 2243  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 2373  CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2263  Multivariable Calculus
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 2374  CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4242  Applied Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
or
Honors Sequence
MATH 1571H  Honors Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
MATH 1572H  Honors Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2573H  Honors Calculus III
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2574H  Honors Calculus IV
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4242  Applied Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
STAT 3011  Introduction to Statistical Analysis
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
or
STAT 3021  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
(3.0 cr)
Choose a theory course group:
or
Option 2
Programming for Statisticians
Take one course for 4 credits.
CSCI 1103  Introduction to Computer Programming in Java
(4.0 cr)
or
CSCI 1113  Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers
(4.0 cr)
or
CSCI 1913  Introduction to Algorithms, Data Structures, and Program Development
(4.0 cr)
or
CSCI 1933  Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures
(4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9  12 credit(s) from the following:
·
STAT 5031  Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 5041 {Inactive}
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5201  Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5302  Applied Regression Analysis
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 5303  Designing Experiments
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 5401  Applied Multivariate Methods
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5421  Analysis of Categorical Data
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5511  Time Series Analysis
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5601  Nonparametric Methods
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5931  Topics in Statistics
(3.0 cr)
·
STAT 5932 {Inactive}
(3.0 cr)
Senior Project
STAT 4893W  Consultation and Communication for Statisticians
[WI]
(3.0 cr)
Upperdivision Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upperdivision Writing Intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0  1 course(s) from the following:
·
STAT 4893W  Consultation and Communication for Statisticians
[WI]
(3.0 cr)


Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00067  Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/ 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251 
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Course Equivalencies:  01212  Math 4242/Math 4457 
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Course Equivalencies:  00067  Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H 
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Course Equivalencies:  00068  Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572 
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Course Equivalencies:  00069  Math 2263/2374/3251 
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Course Equivalencies:  00561  Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2573H 
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Course Equivalencies:  Stat 4102/5102 
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Course Equivalencies:  00259  Math 5651/Stat 5101 
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Course Equivalencies:  Stat 4102/5102 
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Course Equivalencies:  00259  MATH 4653/Math 5651/Stat 5101 
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Course Equivalencies:  Stat 4102/5102 
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Course Equivalencies:  00008 
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Prerequisites:  Senior Statistics Major 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
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Prerequisites:  Senior Statistics Major 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
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