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Applied Statistics, BS


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About the Program

Statistics at Purdue University 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. It offers courses in fundamental statistics and probability, and also courses that focus on statistical computation to train students as future data scientists.  Students enjoy a great deal of interaction with faculty as well as small classes. 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

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Applied Statistics  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

STAT-BS
Code-STAP

Departmental/Program Major Courses (60-89 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (33-53 credits)


  • (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core) or
  • (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
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  • Language I Selective - LINK - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Selective - LINK - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language and Culture III Selective - LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Technical Writing Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Technical Presenting Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Laboratory Science I Selective LINK (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science II Selective LINK (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education ISelective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Computing Selective LINK - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding Experience LINK - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience LINK (Select courses COULD satisfies Science, Technology, and Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Great Issues Selective LINK - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (31-60 credits)


University Core Requirements


LINK

  • 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


  • Calculus I Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • Language I Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • Calculus II Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • Computing Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding Experience - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15-18 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • Calculus III Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • General Education Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Language Selective III - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 5.00

15-17 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Applied STAT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00

15-17 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • General Education Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Free Elective/Science, Technology & Society Selective Course - Credit Hours: 9.00

15-18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Applied STAT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Selective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00

15 Credits


Note


Student should earn minimum of a C.

Students must earn a 2.0 average in MATH/STAT courses required for major.

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.

Degree Works is 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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