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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Mathematical Statistics Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3106

College of Arts and Sciences 
Department of Mathematics 
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm

Todd Young, contact person
youngt@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The mathematical statistics major is intended to give the student rigorous training in the methods, mathematical foundations, and applications of statistics.

Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.S. in mathematics, applied mathematics, and actuarial science. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a double-major.

When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301 or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course
  • Completed MATH 2301, 2302, 3300 with no grade less than a B

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in course equivalent to MATH 2301
  • Completed a calculus sequence with no grade less than a B

Opportunities Upon Graduation

“Mathematical statistician” is a defined job title in the federal government that carries a higher average salary than the simple “statistician” title. The B.S. degree prepares the candidate for a career as a mathematical statistician in a broad range of settings such as business, industrial, engineering, government, and education. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: state and federal government agencies; scientific research and development services; communication firms; public and private K-12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; non-profit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements


For a B.S. degree with a major in mathematical statistics, a student must complete a total of at least 30 semester credit hours of mathematics and statistics courses, plus nine hours of applied statistics electives.

Mathematical Statistics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Linear Algebra


Complete one of the following courses:

Recommendations


Students planning to enter a graduate program in statistics or other mathematical sciences are encouraged to take as many of the following courses as time allows:

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