Campuses:
Twin Cities Campus
Statistical Practice B.A.Statistics, School of
College of Liberal Arts
Statistics is the science of learning from data, measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty. It provides the navigation essential for controlling the course of scientific and societal advances.
The statistical practice BA is intended for students who want to use their education as certification for work requiring statistical skills or as a basis for further education in another area like medicine, psychology, law, or others. Compared to the BS degree, this program reduces the number of required mathematics courses and increases the number of applied statistics courses, or courses in a supporting quantitative area. Students who complete this program using statistics electives will have applied statistics training equivalent to most masters programs in statistics.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Admission Requirements
Students must complete
1 courses
before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the
Office of Admissions
website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Course
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3  4 credit(s) from the following:
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.
All CLA BA degrees require 18 upperdivision (3xxxlevel or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are crosslisted with the major designator. The major designator for the Statistical Practice BA is STAT.
At least 17 upperdivision credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
Students may earn no more than one degree from the statistics program: a BA or a BS or a minor.
All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the FirstYear Experience course sequence.
All students must complete a capstone in at least one CLA major. The requirements for double majors completing the capstone in a different CLA major will be clearly stated. Students must also complete all major requirements in both majors to allow the additional capstone to be waived. Students completing an additional degree must complete the Capstone in each degree area.
Foundation Courses
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 16 credit(s) from the following:
Calculus
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 8 credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 1271  Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1371  CSE Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1571H  Honors Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
·
MATH 1272  Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1372  CSE Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1572H  Honors Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
·
Linear Algebra
Take 1  2 course(s) totaling 4  8 credit(s) from the following:
Option 1
·
MATH 2142  Elementary Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
or
CSCI 2033  Elementary Computational Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
·
Option 2
·
MATH 2243  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4242  Applied Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
·
Option 3
·
MATH 2373  CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4242  Applied Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
·
Programming for Statisticians
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
Core Courses
Take exactly 7 course(s) totaling exactly 28 credit(s) from the following:
Statistics
Take exactly 6 course(s) totaling exactly 24 credit(s) from the following:
·
STAT 3032  Regression and Correlated Data
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 3701  Introduction to Statistical Computing
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 4051  Applied Statistics I
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 4052  Introduction to Statistical Learning
(4.0 cr)
or
Option 2
STAT 5101  Theory of Statistics I
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5102  Theory of Statistics II
(4.0 cr)
or
Option 3
MATH 5651  Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5102  Theory of Statistics II
(4.0 cr)
·
Technical Writing
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
·
WRIT 3562W  Technical and Professional Writing
[WI]
(4.0 cr)
Electives
Students planning to pursue a minor in mathematics, or an advanced degree in statistics or biostatistics should consult the undergraduate advisor for suggested coursework.
Take 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
STAT 3896  Internship for Academic Credit
(1.04.0 cr)
·
STAT 5201  Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
(3.0 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)
Capstone: Consultation and Communication for Statisticians
The capstone is a course that focuses on how to interact and collaborate as a statistician on a multidisciplinary team. Students will learn about all aspects of statistical consulting by performing an actual consultation. This includes understanding the needs of the researcher or client, designing a study to investigate the client's needs, and communicating study results in a manner that a nonstatistician can understand.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
Students who double major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major are still required to take the statistics BA capstone.
·
STAT 4893W  Consultation and Communication for Statisticians
[WI]
(3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division 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:  AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/ 
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Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/ 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/ 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/ 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/ 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/ 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/ 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
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Credits:  4.0 [max 1.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 4242/Math 4457 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 4242/Math 4457 
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Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Grading Basis:  AF only 
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Typically offered:  Every Fall 
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Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 5651/Stat 5101 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  1.0 4.0 [max 4.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
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Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
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Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
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Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
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Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
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Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 