OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 201718
Mathematical Statistics Major (B.S.)


Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors 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 doublemajor.
When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.
Admissions Information
Freshman/FirstYear 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 K12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; nonprofit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
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