Statistics Program Requirements

The statistics program emphasizes mathematical statistics and probability; applied statistical methods; data analytic and statistical computing skills; consulting and communication skills; and fieldwork experience,

B.A. Statistics

All courses that are required or may be used as electives for the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major. Since the statistics major is completed as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a minor or second major is required. A statistics major may NOT minor in mathematics.

The statistics major consists of at least 41 credit hours, as follows. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are three credits.

Requirements

Introductory Course - 3 credits

  • STAT 160 - P4 Introduction to Data Science

Foundations Courses - 20 credits

  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 232 - Linear Algebra
  • STAT 210 - Regression Analysis
  • STAT 220 - Experimental Design
  • STAT 222 - Nonparametric Statistics

Mathematical Statistics - 6 credits

  • MATH 301 - Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 410 - Probability Models

Lab Experience - 3 credits

  • STAT 375 - Data Analysis and Statistical Computing

Electives - 6 credits

Choose TWO electives from the following group. Courses not listed may be substituted with the approval of the major advisor.

  • CSCI 260 - Database Applications
  • MATH 302 - Mathematical Statistics II
  • STAT 270 - Meta-Analysis
  • STAT 330 - Sample Survey Methods
  • STAT 345 - Exploratory Data Analysis
  • STAT 390 - Special Topics
  • STAT 405 - Statistical Inference
  • STAT 496 - Independent Study

Capstone Experience - 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses.

  • STAT 480 - Statistics Capstone
  • STAT 490 - Field Experience

Total: 41 credits

Note: At least 21 of the required 41 credits (one half of the major) must be completed in residence at St. John Fisher College.

Minor in Statistics

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

Required Statistics Courses - 6 credits

  • STAT 210 - Regression Analysis
  • STAT 220 - Experimental Design

Electives - 12 credits

Choose FOUR (or more) electives from the following group. At least two elective courses must be at the 300-400 level.

  • CSCI 161 - Foundations of Computer Science I
  • ECON 314 - Introduction to Econometrics
  • MATH 260 - Applied Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT/ECON 222 - Nonparametric Statistics
  • STAT 270 - Meta-Analysis
  • STAT 330 - Sample Survey Methods
  • STAT 345 - Exploratory Data Analysis
  • STAT 375 - Data Analysis and Statistical Computing 
  • STAT 390 - Special Topics in Statistics

Total: 18 credits


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.