Statistics, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
MTH 490 Bison image Internship in Mathematics (Capstone)2
or MTH 491 Bison image Senior Seminar
College-Specific
COS Physical/Natural Science4
COS Physical/Natural Science3
Major-Specific
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
MTH 230 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II4
CS 110Computer Science I3
MTH 231 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
MTH 300 Bison image  Cap graduation image Intro to Higher Math4
MTH 331 Bison image Linear Algebra4
MTH 490 Bison image Internship in Mathematics (C)2
or MTH 491 Bison image Senior Seminar
STA 445Probability & Statistics I3
STA 446Probability & Statistics II3
STA 412Regression Analysis3
STA 413Experimental Designs3
Statistics Required Elective3
Statistics Required Elective3
Statistics Required Elective3
Math/Stat Required Elective3
Math/Stat Elective or Minor or 2nd Major3
Math/Stat Elective or Minor or 2nd Major3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective3
Math/Stat Elective or 2nd Major3
Math/Stat Elective or 2nd Major3
Elective Courses
Regression Analysis
Experimental Designs
Nonparametric Statistics
Time Series Forecasting
Sampling Designs & Estimation
Probability & Statistics I
Probability & Statistics II
Statistical Computing
Stochastic Processes
Applied Survival Analysis
Ordinary Diff Equations
Intro to Complex Variables
Vector Calculus
History of Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling
Partial Differential Equations
Advanced Differential Equation
Advanced Calculus I
Advanced Calculus II
Topology I
Topology II
Graph Th and Combinatorics
Numerical Linear Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Modern Geometries
Projective Geometry
Modern Algebra I
Modern Algebra II
Number Theory

Major Information

  • Statistics majors are not required to satisfy the College of Science requirement of a minor in another discipline. However, Statistics majors often elect to complete a second (or more) major(s) and/or one (or more) minor(s).
  • The statistics and mathematics elective courses may not duplicate those used for the major requirements. The number of elective courses required depends on whether a student is pursuing an outside minor or a 2nd major. The following are the three options:
    • No Outside Major or Minor: A student may graduate with a major in Statistics, without a second major or a minor, by completing an additional 4 elective courses from the list of electives. At least 3 of the 4 electives must be chosen from among the STA-designated courses. The major requires 50 credit hours.
    • Outside Minors: A student graduating with a single major in Statistics, and at least one minor outside the department, must complete at least 2 additional elective mathematics courses. Effectively, the major requires 44 credit hours.
    • Outside Double Majors: A student graduating with multiple majors, including Statistics, need not take any additional elective math courses. Effectively, the major requires 38 credit hours. A student pursuing multiple majors, including at least two of the majors in the department, should consult with the undergraduate coordinator or chair of the department for details.
  • Since the major is quite flexible, students are expected to consult with the undergraduate coordinator in the department. Before graduation, the undergraduate coordinator must approve the selection of sequences and electives.
  • Please check with advisor about course offerings. Not all classes will be offered every semester.
  • Forty (40) hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.

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Four Year Plan

The Marshall University Department of Mathematics prepare students for careers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines. Graduates of our mathematics programs have had successful careers in government and industry. Our graduates have also earned advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and economics. Our degree programs may also be used to prepare for secondary mathematics certification and for professions such as law or medicine. The department has a dynamic and engaged faculty who focus both on excellent teaching and on many areas of mathematical research.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
Core II Fine Arts 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 230 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II 4
Core I Critical Thinking 3
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
Multicultural or International Elective 3
Core II Social Science 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CS 110 Computer Science I 3
MTH 231 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom III 4
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MTH 300 Bison image  Cap graduation image Intro to Higher Math 4
Statistics Required Elective 3
Math/Stat Required Elective or Minor or 2nd Major 3
Physical/Natural Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
First Semester
MTH 331 Bison image Linear Algebra 4
STA 445 Probability & Statistics I 3
Math/Stat Elective or Minor or 2nd Major 3
Math/Stat Elective or 2nd Major 3
Physical/Natural Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Humanities Elective 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
STA 446 Probability & Statistics II 3
Math/Stat Elective or 2nd Major 3
Math/Stat Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
STA 412 Regression Analysis 3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective 3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective 4
Statistics Required Elective 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
STA 413 Experimental Designs 3
MTH 490 Bison image
or MTH 491 Bison image
Internship in Mathematics (C)
or Senior Seminar
2
Statistis Required Elective 3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective 3
300/400 Math/Stat Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120