Statistics is the science and art of making inferences from data, under conditions of uncertainty. The practice of statistics requires not only the understanding of the statistical techniques, but also understanding of the problem requiring statistical analysis, whether it is in the liberal arts, the sciences, health sciences, or business. The statistics sequence has an interdisciplinary component so that this program will help develop skills in the application of statistics to a variety of disciplines.
There are job opportunities available in the government and private sector for individuals with training in statistical skills. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Health Statistics, National Institute of Health, and Food and Drug Administration are some government agencies having ever-growing demand for employees with statistical training. In the private sector pharmaceutical and agricultural industry and marketing are always in need for employees with statistical training. Given the present market demand for statisticians, graduates with bachelor's degree with a statistics sequence have a variety of options of choosing careers in the public sector, pharmaceutical industry, or agribusiness. Please see the following web-sites for more information on what is statistics, what can you do with statistics, and how to become a statistician.
1. Required courses:
2. At least two courses from the following list:
[Only senior students with good standing will be allowed to take a 400-level course subject to the Graduate School's approval.]
3. One computer-programming course from Introduction to Micro Computers ACS 155.01, or ACS 155.02
4. Senior Portfolio to be handed in before graduation.
4. Select at least two of the following areas and complete at least two courses from the list of approved courses for each area.
Biology (Complete two):
Economics (Complete two):
Psychology (Complete two):
Note: It is to the advantage of the student to have a minor or double major in one of the above areas. However, it is not a requirement for the sequence. Senior students in good standing are encouraged to take upper level applied statistics courses from selected cognate areas.