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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics Honors, BS


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About the Program

Statistics at Purdue University is the only doctorate-granting program in statistics in Indiana and is one of the largest (students and faculty) in the United States. It is consistently rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top departments in the country. Students enjoy a great deal of interaction with faculty as well as small classes. For students with excellent preparation in high school, the department offers a master’s program in which a student can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years.

The statistics major consists of two options:

  • Applied statistics
  • Mathematical statistics (Mathematical statistics usually leads to a double major in mathematics and statistics.)

Statistics - Applied Statistics Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Statistics Honors  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

STAT-BS
Code-STHO
120 Credits

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Free Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 


Most College of Science degree programs contain free elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the free elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Departmental/Program Major Courses (69-99 credits)


Required Major Courses (42-46 credits)


Average GPA in courses must be 2.00 excluding Calculus I, II, and III. An Average GPA in MA 44000 , MA 44200 , MA 45000 , STAT 51600 , or STAT 51700  must be 3.5 or higher - must take three of these five courses*.

Calculus I Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus II Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus III Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) Grade of C or Better Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (27-53 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core) or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
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  • Language I Option* (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option* (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language III/Culture/Diversity Option* (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Technical Writing Option and Technical Presenting Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Laboratory Science I Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science II Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Computing Option - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding and Collaboration Experience* - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Great Issues Optione - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience* (Select courses COULD satisfies Science, Technology, and Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • *Requirement may be met with a zero credit experiential learning option. See your advisor for more information.

Electives (21-51 credits)


University Core Requirements


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  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • Calculus II Option - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • Computing Option (rec. CS 17700  & meets Teambuilding and Collaborating Experience) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15-18 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15-17 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Advanced MA Selective  MA 45000 - Algebra Honors *
  • STAT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Option - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Note


Student should earn minimum of a C.

Students must earn a 2.0 average in MATH/STAT/IE courses required for major AND Average GPA in MA 44000 , MA 44200 , MA 45000 , STAT 51600 , or STAT 41700  must be 3.5 or higher - must take three of these five courses*. Calculus I, II, III and MA 35100  must have a grade of C or higher.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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