Statistics, BS

Bachelor of Science in Statistics (347000BS)

More on the Statistics major

The Statistics program prepares students to enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies. Students will learn how to use data to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, ranging from business and industry to medical research. 

The following information has official approval of The Department of Statistics and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Three year accelerated option: for first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through College Credit Plus Program (CCP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or CCP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or grade in a CCP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.



General Education Requirements36
College of Arts & Sciences Requirements8
Statistics Core 36
Statistics Electives9
Additional Credits for Graduation *31
Total Hours120

Bachelor's degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation.

Note: A 2.0 cumulative GPA in all statistics is required for graduation. 

Note: 14 credits in the major must be completed at The University of Akron

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
Analytic Geometry-Calculus II
Analytic Geometry-Calculus III
Introductory Statistics I
and Introductory Statistics II
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning2
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours36

College of Arts & Sciences Requirements

Degree requirements for this Bachelor of Science in Arts & Sciences include the demonstration of ability to use another language by completion of the first year of a foreign language.
1 Year Language Proficiency8
101 Beginning I
102 Beginning II
Survey of Deaf Culture in America (American Sign Language option only)
Students must also complete a minimum of 40 credits (excluding workshops) consisting of either:
Upper-level (300/400) courses both in and outside of the student’s major;
or other courses outside the major department approved by the student’s major department chair (permission should be obtained prior to enrollment); these may not include workshops

Statistics Core

MATH:221Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
MATH:222Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
MATH:223Analytic Geometry-Calculus III4
CPSC:200Programming for Data Science 14
or CPSC:209 Computer Science I
STAT:451Theoretical Statistics I3
STAT:452Theoretical Statistics II3
STAT:461Applied Statistics 24
or STAT:261
Introductory Statistics I
and Introductory Statistics II
STAT:462Applied Regression and ANOVA4
STAT:480Statistical Data Management3
STAT:495Statistical Consulting 33
Total Hours36

CPSC:200 is recommended for Statistics majors, unless the student plans to take Computer Science II.


Either STAT:250 or STAT:260 may be used in place of STAT:261.


Three credits of STAT:495 Statistical Consulting are required. Students should enroll in 2 credits of Statistical Consulting one semester and 1 credit in another semester.

Statistics Electives

Select nine credits of 400-level Statistics electives:9
The following courses are not permitted to satisfy this requirement:
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
Total Hours9

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I 4
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Beginning Foreign Language I 4
Spring Semester
MATH:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II 4
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Beginning Foreign Language II 4
Speech Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:223 Analytic Geometry-Calculus III 4
STAT:461 Applied Statistics 4
General Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Spring Semester
STAT:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
General Elective 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
CPSC:200 Programming for Data Science 4
3rd Year
Fall Semester
STAT:451 Theoretical Statistics I 3
STAT:480 Statistical Data Management 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement/Lab 4
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
STAT:452 Theoretical Statistics II 3
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
Upper Level Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 2
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
General Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Spring Semester
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 1
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Total Hours120