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B.A./B.S. in Statistics

B.A./B.S. in Statistics

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The curriculum in statistics includes a firm foundation in mathematics and computer science, in addition to course work in statistical theory and methodology. Statistics majors are also required to obtain a minor in an area of application. The nature of statistical work is to design and analyze research projects through the application of the principles of mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The student who wishes to make valid inferences from empirical data will find the field of statistics fascinating and rewarding. The study of statistics as a separate professional field is comparatively recent. The wide demand for graduates with special training in research and development techniques has fostered development of statistical curricula in colleges and universities. A pioneer in this field, the University of Wyoming is one of the few schools in the nation where a coordinated undergraduate training program in statistics is available. We expect that students graduating with a statistics degree will be able to: 1) recognize the importance of variation and uncertainty in the world, 2) understand how statistics improves decisions when faced with uncertainty, 3) become proficient with a broad range of statistical tools, 4) develop critical thinking skills that enable application of statistics in new and unusual settings, and 5) communicate effectively. With these skills, graduates will be able to work effectively as statistical professionals and, if desired, successfully pursue further training at the master's and doctorate levels. Graduates with statistical training are employed in a broad spectrum of areas which include the business world, the sciences (social, biological, physical and health), as well as engineering and education. For this reason, an area of application is required of each student. The statistics department also offers graduate programs leading to a minor in statistics, and to a Master of Science (Plan A, Plan B), and Doctor of Philosophy in statistics. Undergraduate Major In addition to university and college requirements, requirements for statistics majors include: Statistics - at least 30 hours 2010/2050/2070/4220 (3-4 hours); 2110/3050/5050/5060/5070/5080 (3 hours); 4255, 4265, 4025, 4015 (12 hours); Optional from 4045, 4070, 4115, 4155, 4300, 4350, 4360, 4370, 4460, 4880, 5320 (9 hours); Senior thesis 4870 (3 hours) Mathematics 2200, 2205, 2210, 2250 (15 hours) Computer science 1010 and 1030 (6 hours) Electives-chosen so that at least 42 hours are at the 3000/4000/5000 level

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