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Statistics Advising +

Normally, most statistics courses are elected after an introductory mathematics sequence has been completed or after consulting a department department advisor. See Department website for contact information: www.lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate/advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. See Department website for contact information: www.lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate/advising

Computing. Computing is central to current statistical practice, both in and beyond universities. Modern statistical techniques often lend themselves to being understood in terms of algorithms and computation. Accordingly, instructors of courses serving statistics minors are increasingly integrating computation and algorithms into  their instruction. We expect students to undertake the computing requirement prior to declaring a minor in the department. 

Statistics Major

Effective Fall 2012

The major prepares students for careers in industry and government as well as for graduate programs in statistics and quantitative fields. It emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills in data analysis and empirical research. The major includes a core set of courses in applied statistics, statistical theory, and computational statistics. Elective courses cover specific classes of statistical techniques, or focus on research areas where statistical analysis plays a major role. Statistics majors learn to apply the skills they learn to diverse application areas including medicine, finance, public policy, and information technology. Students can tailor their electives to prepare themselves for appropriate graduate programs.

Prerequisites to the Major

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 182 (preferred) or EECS 183
  • STATS 250 or 412

Requirements for the Major

 The Statistics major program consists of at least 26 credits, and must include the following:

  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 425, 426, 500.
  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.
  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.
  4. Capstone Course: STATS 485
  5. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #3 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan 

Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

 

Statistics Major (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

Effective Date: Fall 2011-Summer 2012

The major prepares students for careers in industry and government as well as for graduate programs in statistics and quantitative fields. It emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills in data analysis and empirical research. The major includes a core set of courses in applied statistics, statistical theory, and computational statistics. Elective courses cover specific classes of statistical techniques, or focus on research areas where statistical analysis plays a major role. Statistics majors learn to apply the skills they learn to diverse application areas including medicine, finance, public policy, and information technology. Students can tailor their electives to prepare themselves for appropriate graduate programs.

Prerequisites to the Major.

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 182 or 183
  • STATS 250 or 412

Requirements for the Major. The Statistics major program consists of at least 26 credits, and must include the following:

  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 425, 426, 500.
  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.
  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.
  4. Capstone Course: STATS 485
  5. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #3 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 420)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan. Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

 

Statistics major (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

 

Effective Fall 2010-Summer 2011

May be elected as a departmental major

The major is designed to equip students with sufficient background and experience to enable them to implement various standard statistical analyses on real data sets. The program includes a combination of mathematics, probability, and theoretical statistics so a student will understand the bases of modern statistical methodology and to be able to read some of the statistical research literature. The computer courses provide training to enable a student to produce programs to perform various statistical computations. In short, the program is designed to provide the student with sufficient tools to enable him/her to contribute to the research efforts of diverse employers. In addition, the program has been designed in such a way that it will serve as prerequisite for graduate studies in statistics at virtually all major universities.

Prerequisites to the Major. MATH 215 and 217; EECS 183 or 182.

Requirements for the Major. Upon completion of the above prerequisite courses, the major consists of at least 30 credits, additionally, in statistics, mathematics and electrical engineering and computer science courses. These 30 credits must include the following:

  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 250 (or 350), 500, 425 and 426.

  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.

  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of: STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.

  4.  Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS.
    These are advisor approved electives. The list of approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses,
    • any additional courses from #3 above,
    • 400+ level advisor approved MATH courses, and
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

    Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan. Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: the math course must be MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

 

Statistics major (Fall 2008-Summer 2010) +

Effective Fall 2008 through Summer 2010 

May be elected as a departmental major

The major is designed to equip students with sufficient background and experience to enable them to implement various standard statistical analyses on real data sets. The program includes a combination of mathematics, probability, and theoretical statistics so a student will understand the bases of modern statistical methodology and to be able to read some of the statistical research literature. The computer courses provide training to enable a student to produce programs to perform various statistical computations. In short, the program is designed to provide the student with sufficient tools to enable him/her to contribute to the research efforts of diverse employers. In addition, the program has been designed in such a way that it will serve as prerequisite for graduate studies in statistics at virtually all major universities.

Prerequisites to the Major. MATH 215 and 217; EECS 183 or 182.

Requirements for the Major. Upon completion of the above prerequisite courses, the major consists of at least 30 credits, additionally, in statistics, mathematics and electrical engineering and computer science courses. These 30 credits must include the following:

  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 350, 413 or 500, 425 and 426.

  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.

  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of: STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.

  4.  Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS.
    These are advisor approved electives. The list of approved courses include:
    •  STATS 404, 408, 449, 466,
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses,
    • any additional courses from #3 above,
    • 400+ level advisor approved MATH courses, and
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

    Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan. Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: the advanced math course must be MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

 

Statistics major (Effective through Summer 2008) +

 Effective through Summer 2008 

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major. MATH 215 and 217; EECS 183.

Requirements for the Major. Upon completion of the above prerequisite courses, the major consists of at least 30 credits, additionally, in statistics, mathematics and electrical engineering and computer science courses. These 30 credits must include the following:

  1.  Core Statistics courses: STATS 350, 413, 425 and 426.

  2.  Core Computing course: STATS 406.

  3.  Additional Statistics courses: At least one of: STATS 414, 470, or 480.

  4. At least one 400+ level Mathematics course (exceptions: MATH 417, 420).

  5. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. The list of approved courses include STATS 404, 408, 430, 449, 466, any 500+ level Statistics courses, and 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course and the Mathematics course in #4 above. Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan. Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: the advanced math course must be MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

 


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