Dec 13, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Professional Mathematics Concentration (Statistics), B.S.

Department of Mathematical Sciences  
Don Nelson, program coordinator

Mathematics majors must declare a concentration chosen from Professional Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Students opting the Professional Mathematics concentration will choose from tracks in general mathematics, advanced mathematics, business, statistics, and industrial mathematics.

All courses in the Mathematics major or minor (including supporting coursework) must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better. All courses transferred from other institutions for credit in the Mathematics major or minor must carry a grade of C (2.00) or better and be approved by the department chair.

The following specialized courses do not count toward a Mathematics major or minor: MATH 1010 , MATH 1410 , MATH 1420 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1810 ,and MATH 4010 . However, MATH 1630 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1810 , and may count toward a minor in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences.

Statistics Track

The statistics track offers students a program of study in one of the broadest areas of applied mathematics. Statistical methods are used in many fields, including agriculture, business, communications, government, health, industry, public policy, sports, and science. Courses provide students the opportunity to learn data analysis and to develop skills in statistical methods of wide application. Emphasizing a blend of theory and practice, the program is designed to provide students with the necessary background for employment as statisticians in the public or private sector and to provide a solid foundation for those students interested in graduate studies.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Mathematics, Professional Mathematics (Statistics), B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education course is required for this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)

Major Requirements (36 hours)

Mathematics Core (21 hours)

Supporting Courses (20 hours)

  • Courses chosen with approval of statistics advisor include computing, information systems, and other relevant courses

Electives (26 hours)

  • At least 20 credit hours must be 3000/4000 level

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Mathematics, Professional Mathematics (Statistics)

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


  • MATH 4990 - Seminar in Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • STAT elective** 3 credit hours
  • Supporting courses* 8 credit hours
  • Minor or elective courses 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Electives 8 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours


*Courses, chosen with approval of statistics advisor, include computing, information systems, and other relevant courses.
**STAT 4200 , STAT 4320 , STAT 4360 , STAT 4370 , STAT 4380