Mathematical Statistics Option

Fountain This is a rigorous program that leads to a double major in statistics and mathematics. It prepares students for graduate work in both applied statistics and mathematical statistics or a quantitative field. Students should consider additional courses in applied statistics. Students are strongly encouraged to elect CS 15900, CS 17700 or equivalent in partial fulfillment of the laboratory science requirement or computing requirement. MA 30100 is encouraged for most students as preparation for MA 34100.

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 Title Credit Semester
Introduction to Statistics: STAT 35000 3 3 or 4
Linear Algebra: MA 35100 and MA 35300 6 4 and 5
Advanced Calculus MA 36200 (or 44200 or 51000) 3 4 to 6
Analysis: MA 34100 (or 44000) 3 5 or 6
Probability: STAT 41600 3 4 or 5
Statistical Theory: STAT 41700 3 5 or 7
Applied Regression Analysis: STAT 51200 3 5 or 6
Statistics Elective: One of STAT 42000, 51300, 51400 3 6-8
Mathematics Elective: One of MA 36600 (differential equations), 37500 (discrete math), 42100 (linear programming), 42500 (complex analysis), 45000 (honors algebra), 45300 (abstract algebra), 52000 (Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems) 3 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)
  STAT and MATH Requirements Science 2007 Core Requirements
Electives Hours
1 MA 16100 or 16500
Calculus I
(4-5)
  ENGL 10600, 10800
Freshman Comp
(3-4)

Language 101002
(3-4)
  MA 10800
Intro Math
(1)

Free/Minor
(3)
14 - 17
2 MA 16200, 16600, 17300, or 18100
Calculus II
(4-5)
  CS 17700
Programming
(4)

Language 102002
(3-4)
SCI 210003
Teamwork/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)

MA 30100
Intro Analysis
(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 34100 or 44000
Analysis
(3)
STAT 41600 or 51600
Probability
(3)

Lab Science I
(3-4)
   
Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 16
6 MA 36200, 44200, or 51000
Advanced Calculus
(3)
STAT 41700 or 51700
Statistical Theory
(3)

Lab Science II
(3-4)

 
Free/Minor
(3)

Free/Minor
(3)
15 - 16
7 MA 35300
Linear Algebra 2
(3)
STAT 51200
Regression
(3)

General Education I
(3)

Multidisciplinary1
(3-4)
 
Free/Minor
(3)


15 - 16
8 MA4
Mathematics Elective
(3-4)
STAT5
Statistics Elective
(3)

General Education II
(3)

Great Issues
(3)
 
Free/Minor
(3)

15-16
*Total* : 120-131
*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 www.science.purdue.edu/undergraduate-curriculum for more options.
  4. MA: One of MA 36600, 37500, 42500, 45300(45000), or 52000
  5. STAT: One of STAT 42000, 51300, or 51400; or IE 53000


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