# Statistics

### College of Arts and Sciences

450 Mathematical Sciences Building, 419-372-2636

Statistics is the science of the collection, organization, and interpretation of data. Statistics is essential for the proper running of government, central to decision making in industry, and a core component of modern educational curricula at all levels. Statistical ideas and methods are useful in many ways, such as the use of a Gallup Poll to learn about the opinions of the American public about a particular issue, and the use of a designed experiment to link smoking with cancer. The use of numerical data and the analysis through statistical means are common in the areas of psychology, sociology, and economics; in fact, much of public policy is directed by statistical inferences. This major provides a core curriculum in mathematics, an overview of the basic concepts of probability and statistical inference, and the introduction to the application of statistical methods to business and industry.

##### Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in statistics are expected to:

• Understand what mathematics and statistics are, how they are done, and how they relate to other disciplines;
• Use the language of mathematics and statistics to communicate basic ideas, techniques, and results;
• Objectively and critically evaluate information and assess performance using mathematical ideas;
• Demonstrate appreciation for the beauty, utility, and impact of mathematics and statistics;
• Apply mathematical problem-solving techniques in novel situations;
• Use appropriate technology to attack a wide variety of mathematical tasks successfully.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (34 - 36 hours; 2.0 GPA in major required) - minor required - Fall 2022 course requirements

Major, Bachelor of Science (34 - 36 hours; 2.0 GPA in major required) - minor required - Fall 2022 course requirements

Minor (20 - 21 hours)

• MATH 1310 (5) or MATH 1340 (3) & 1350 (3)
• MATH 2470 (3) or MATH 3410 (3) or MATH 4410 (3)
• MATH 3420 (3)
• Three electives from among: MATH 4420, 4450, 4470; STAT 4020, 4060, 4080, 4120, 4140, 4160 (9)

Updated: 03/16/2022 11:51AM