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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Mathematical Sciences  

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 MATH 3300 , MATH 3310 , and MATH 4010 . However, MATH 1630 , MATH 1730 , and MATH 1810  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.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in  Mathematics (with a concentration in Professional Mathematics-Statistics) who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Professional Science (with a concentration in Biostatistics) may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) pathway. The pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Upon successful completion of the ABM pathway, students must submit an application (including application fee) to the graduate program. Additional application requirements will be waived, and the student will be admitted to the program automatically. For more information about the ABM pathway, see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE: Applications for this ABM pathway are no longer being accepted. Current ABM students may complete the pathway in place at the time of application.

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
Major Requirements 51 hours*
     Major Core    21 hours*
     Statistics Track    30 hours
Supporting Courses 6 hours
Electives 22-25 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (51 hours)

Mathematics Core (21 hours)

Supporting Courses (6 hours)

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

Electives (22-25 hours)

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

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: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 29 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 , STAT 4600  

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