Undergraduate Minor in Statistics
The Department of Statistics does not offer an undergraduate major in Statistics. Instead students interested in Statistics should consider the interdepartmental Bachelor of Sciences in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics. A Minor in Statistics is available to university students. An applied statistics and a mathematical statistics track are available.
Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (IMS)
The curriculum in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (IMS) will provide students the critical skills and knowledge needed to apply both statistics and mathematics to industrial and scientific problems. IMS is concerned with the mathematical, statistical, and computer modeling of various physical, biological, and social processes. Graduates will be trained to work in business, industry, and the government, or they will be able to pursue a graduate degree in any of the mathematical sciences. Industrial mathematics and statistics is vital to our economic competitiveness and is critical to the development of our increasingly scientific/technological society.Industrial Mathematics and Statistics is built on a foundation of differential/integral calculus, differential equations,applied probability, and statistics.
Master of Science in Statistics
The Department of Statistics offers a Master of Science with a major in Statistics. The master of science degree is intended to qualify the student to assume a professional role in an educational, industrial, or governmental research project; to teach in a college; or to undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in statistics or one of the quantitative fields of science. Because the Department of Statistics is reviewing the program, applications will not be considered for the 2018-19 academic year.
Certificate in Applied Statistics
The Certificate in Applied Statistics is designed for professionals or students who want applied statistics and data science courses to enhance their job opportunities and quantitative skills. Theoretical courses in statistics are available as an option, if prerequisite requirements are met. This certificate program is designed for both on- and off-campus delivery. This certificate program will provide students with a solid foundation in statistical methods, predictive analytics, statistical computing, and data technologies. This program will enhance the quantitative skills of professionals or the research productivity of graduate students.
Combinatorial Computing and Discrete Mathematics (CCDM) PhD
The Department of Statistics participates in the interdepartmental Combinatorial Computing and Discrete Mathematics (CCDM) PhD. Students interested in Statistics within this program should enter the Computer Science or Mathematics PhD program. Once admitted into the CCDM program, students can choose Statistics as a major area. See the following Mathematics Handbook for more details:
- Handbook of the CCDM PhD Program: Mathematics Handbook