May 24, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Department of Mathematical Sciences  
Don Nelson, program coordinator

A major in Mathematics requires the mathematics core of 21 hours plus 15 hours of specified upper-level courses in the department and at least 12 hours of supporting coursework (either in or out of the department). The supporting coursework must complement the student’s program and be approved by the mathematics advisor.

Each Mathematics major is required to declare a concentration. Concentrations include Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Actuarial Science.

Each Mathematics major is required to complete the Seminar in Mathematics, MATH 4990 . 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.

Students opting to study the discipline of mathematics will choose between tracks in general mathematics, advanced mathematics, business, statistics, and industrial mathematics. In addition to the mathematics core, they will take 9 additional upper-level courses in the department chosen with the approval of the mathematics advisor. A single minor outside of the department and CSCI 1170  are required.

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.

In addition to the mathematics core, students pursuing this track must take STAT 3150  and STAT 4190 ; MATH 4990 ; and two courses from STAT 4200 , STAT 4320 , STAT 4360 , STAT 4370 , STAT 4380 . One minor outside the department is required. Students also complete supporting coursework of 20 hours that complement the student’s program chosen with approval of the statistics advisor. These courses include computing, information systems, and other relevant courses.

Mathematics Core (21 hours)

Each student majoring the department must complete the following core (21 hours).

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


  • 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

Total hours in program: 120


*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 

Academic Map

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

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