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.

Requirements

Summary

General Education Requirements34
College of Arts & Sciences Requirements14
Statistics Core 36
Statistics Electives9
Additional Credits for Graduation *27
Total Hours120

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

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.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
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
Diversity
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Capstone
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

College of Arts & Sciences Requirements

Degree requirements in Arts & Sciences include the demonstration of ability to use another language by completion of the second year of a foreign language.
Foreign Language14
101 Beginning I
102 Beginning II
201 Intermediate I
202 Intermediate 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

3450:221Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3450:222Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
3450:223Analytic Geometry-Calculus III4
3460:200Programming for Data Science 14
or 3460:209 Computer Science I
3470:451Theoretical Statistics I3
3470:452Theoretical Statistics II3
3470:461Applied Statistics 24
or 3470:261
3470:262
Introductory Statistics I
and Introductory Statistics II
3470:462Applied Regression and ANOVA4
3470:480Statistical Data Management3
3470:495Statistical Consulting 33
Total Hours36

Statistics Electives

Select nine credits of 400-level Statistics electives:9
3470:4xx
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
3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I 4
3300:111 English Composition I 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Beginning Foreign Language I 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II 4
3300:112 English Composition II 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Beginning Foreign Language II 4
Speech Requirement 3
 Hours17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
3450:223 Analytic Geometry-Calculus III 4
3470:461 Applied Statistics 4
Intermediate Foreign Language I 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
3470:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
Intermediate Foreign Language II 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
3460:200 Programming for Data Science 4
 Hours17
3rd Year
Fall Semester
3470:451 Theoretical Statistics I 3
3470:480 Statistical Data Management 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement/Lab 4
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
3470:452 Theoretical Statistics II 3
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
Upper Level Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
3470:495 Statistical Consulting 2
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
General Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
3470:495 Statistical Consulting 1
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120