Applied Statistics Option

Cary QuadThis option prepares students for careers in applied statistics, statistical programming, and other areas that require broad knowledge of statistical ideas and techniques. Students are encouraged to choose electives or a minor program in a field to which statistics is applied. Such breadth is valued by employers in business, industry, and government. Statistics faculty can suggest appropriate areas and courses.

Students are strongly encouraged to elect CS 15900, CS 17700 or equivalent in partial fulfillment of the laboratory science requirement or computing requirement. Because statisticians use computer software to manage and analyze data, additional courses in computing are helpful. Advisors can assist you in selecting appropriate courses.

Courses

The following statistics and mathematics courses are required beyond the calculus sequence. (A higher-level course in the same subject area can be substituted for a required course.)

Course Titles Credit Semester
Introduction to Statistics: STAT 35000 3 3 or 4
Linear Algebra: MA 35100 3 3 or 4
Advanced Calculus or Time Series: MA 36200 or STAT 42000; 3 5 or 6
Probability: STAT 41600 3 5 or 6
Statistical Theory: STAT 41700 3 7
Applied Regression Analysis: STAT 51200 3 5 or 6
Statistics Electives: Two of STAT 47201, 47301, 42000, 50600, 51300, 51400, 52200 6 6-8

Sample Plans of Study

New Plans of Study take effect for students entering Fall 2013 and later. View the latest Sample Plans of Study on the College of Science website.


The Science Core Requirements changed in Fall 2007. The information below is made available for anyone entering the College of Science between Fall 2007 and Spring 2013.

Sample Plan of Study for students who entered in Fall 2007 or later

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124 credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science in statistics.

Sem Courses (Credits shown in parentheses)
  Math Requirements Science Core Requirements (Effective Fall 2007)
Electives Hours
1 MA 16100 or 16500
Calculus I
 (4-5)
  ENGL 10600 or 10800
Freshman Comp
 (3-4)

Language 101002
(3-4)



Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
16 - 19
2 MA 16200, 16600, 17300 or 18100
Calculus II
(4-5)
  CS 17700
Programming
(4)

Language 102002
(3-4)
SCI 210003
Teamwork
(1)
Teamwork3
Experience
(1)

Free/Minor
(3)
  15 - 17
3 MA 26100, 17400, 18200 or 27100
Calculus III
(4-5)
 
General Education
 (3)

Language/Culture2
(3-4)



Free Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
16 - 18
4 MA 35100
Linear Algebra
(3)
  STAT 35000
Intro to Statistics
(3)
COM 21700
Writing/Present
(3)
 

Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15
5 MA 36200 or STAT 42000
Adv Calc or Time Series
(3)
STAT 41600, 51600
Probability
(3)

Lab Science I
(3-4)
   

Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 16
6 STAT 41700 or 51700
Statistical Theory
(3)
STAT4
Statistics Elective
(3-4)

Lab Science II
(3-4)

 

Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 17
7 STAT 51200
Regression
(3)
 
General Education I
(3)

Multidisciplinary1
(3-4)
 

Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 16
8 STAT4
Statistics Elective
(3-4)
 
General Education II
(3)

Great Issues
(3)
 

Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 16
*Total* : 122-134
*Total* must be ≥ 124
  1. Multidisciplinary--can be an approved course, minor, or dual degree
  2. Language and Culture requirement may also be satisfied via an approved Study Abroad for a semester
  3. SCI 21000 and experience is one of the many options for teamwork requirement. See http://www.science.purdue.edu/undergraduate-curriculum for more information.
  4. Two of STAT 42000, 47201, 47301, 50600, 51300, 51400, 52200


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