Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) - Bachelor of Science

The concentration in Probability and Statistics provides students with a strong background in mathematical, probabilistic, and statistical analysis. Students also develop skills in the analysis of problems that arise in science, engineering, and other areas. The program provides a path to graduate studies or a career in industry. 

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Advanced Composition3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement) 14
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 2
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement)4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
MATH 1531Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 2415Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 332Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 377Introduction to Numerical Methods3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
STAT 470Probability: Theory and Applications3
STAT 480Statistics: Theory and Applications3
Departmental Electives 4
Select at least 9 additional upper-division credits of approved courses prefixed MATH or STAT (at least 3 credits must be 400-level), excluding the following:9
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I0,3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) 5
Select one course from the following:3
Python Programming I3
R Programming I3
Additional Requirements
Select one option from the following:6
OPTION 1
Statistical Analysis I3
Statistical Analysis II3
OPTION 2
Engineering Data Analysis3
Select one course from the following:
Quality Control3
Evaluation of Engineering Data3
Reliability3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 638
12 credits must be upper division
Total Credits120-121
1

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G first.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major.

5

A grade of C- or better must be earned.

6

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. Students should also consult their advisor about choosing the courses A ST 503 SAS Basics and A ST 505 Statistical Inference I as electives.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics there is no second language requirement.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Some students may be able to bypass one or more courses in the calculus sequence MATH 1511G - MATH 1521G - MATH 2530G. The calculus sequence, Introduction to Higher Mathematics, and Linear Algebra provide knowledge that is basic to further work, and students are advised to complete them or their equivalent as early as possible.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Choose one from the following: 3
Python Programming I
R Programming I
 Credits15
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Advanced Composition
Professional & Technical Communication
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
Elective Course 3 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
MATH 2415 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III 3
 Credits15
Spring
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3-4
STAT 371 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 3
MATH 377 Introduction to Numerical Methods 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 1531 Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3
STAT 470 Probability: Theory and Applications 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3 3
STAT 480 Statistics: Theory and Applications 3
MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 5 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level 6 3
OPTION Course 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 5 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 3 3
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level or higher 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
OPTION Course 3
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level or higher (C- or better) 4 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 6 3
Elective Course 6 2
 Credits14
 Total Credits120-121
1

Math Placement: MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is the starting Math course for the degree, however, students may need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling into this course.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

4

MATH/STAT 300-level or higher courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this req MATH 400 Undergraduate Research, MATH 459 Survey of Geometry and STAT 400 Undergraduate Research.

5

See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses.

6

MATH/STAT 400-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 400 Undergraduate Research, MATH 459 Survey of Geometry, STAT 400 Undergraduate Research.