Statistics, Data Science, BS

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Data Science (347004BS) 

More on the Statistics, Data Science major

The Data Science track is designed to provide students with skills needed to work with the "big data" problems that arise in business and industry, government, and 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.



General Education Requirements34
College of Arts & Sciences Requirements14
Statistics Core 36
Data Science Requirements12
Statistics Elective6
Additional Credits for Graduation *18
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
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
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

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

Data Science Electives

Choose any four of the following 3-credit courses
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Time Series Analysis
Advanced Statistical Computing
Introduction to Machine Learning
Applied Analytics-Decision Trees
Database Management for Information Systems
Total Hours12

Statistics Elective

Select six credits of 400-level Statistics electives:6
The following courses are not permitted to satisfy this requirement:
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
Total Hours6

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
Intermediate Foreign Language I 3
Arts/Humanties Requirement 3
Spring Semester
STAT:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
CPSC:200 Programming for Data Science 4
Intermediate Foreign Language II 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
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
Data Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diveristy Requirement 3
Upper Level Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 2
Data Science Elective 3
Data Science Elective 3
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Spring Semester
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 1
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
Data Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Total Hours120