College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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www.cs.uaf.edu
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits
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Statistics is a collection of methods and theories for making decisions or estimating unknown quantities from incomplete information. Statistical techniques are useful, for example, in estimating plant, animal and mineral abundances; forecasting social, political and economic trends; planning field plot experiments in agriculture; performing clinical trials in medical research; and maintaining quality control in industry. Employment opportunities are excellent for statisticians in many of these areas of application.
The curriculum for the B.S. degree program in statistics was developed using guidelines proposed by the American Statistical Association and provides graduates with a strong mathematics, computation and statistics background and integrates this with an area of application. The program allows considerable flexibility in the choice of the area of application by requiring a minor in any area offered by UAF.
The statistics program is administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In addition to the B.S. in statistics, the department offers a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with an emphasis in statistics. A minor in statistics is also available.
Major—B.S. Degree
 Complete the following premajor requirement:
 Students must be ready to matriculate into MATH 200X before they will be allowed to declare statistics as their major.
 Complete the general university requirements (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH 200X*. ENGL 314 is recommended to fulfill one of the writing intensive course requirements.)
 Complete the B.S. degree requirements (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete: MATH 201X*.)
 Complete the following statistics core courses:*
MATH 202X—Calculus 4 credits
MATH 314—Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH 371—Probability 3 credits
MATH 408—Mathematical Statistics 3 credits
STAT 200—Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
or STAT 300—Statistics (3) 3 credits
STAT 401—Regression and Analysis of Variance 4 credits
STAT 402—Scientific Sampling 3 credits
STAT 498—Senior Project 3 credits
 Complete 2 of the following statistics or mathematics electives:*
MATH 307—Discrete Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 310—Numerical Analysis 3 credits
MATH 401W—Advanced Calculus 3 credits
MATH 402—Advanced Calculus 3 credits
MATH 460W,O—Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
STAT 461—Applied Multivariate Statistics 3 credits
STAT, MATH or statistical discipline oriented course
approved by the statistics program coordinator 3
credits
 Complete 2 of the following computational electives:*
CS 103—Introduction to Computer Programming (3)
or any higherlevel CS course (3) 3 credits
AIS 101—Effective Personal Computer Use 3 credits
NRM 338—Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 credits
NRM 341—GIS Analysis 4 credits
 Complete a minor in any discipline in which UAF offers a minor. A mathematics minor is completed by all statistics majors and may be used to meet this requirement.
 Minimum credits required 120
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: A double major in statistics and math may be obtained by completing the following: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 above, MATH 215, 308, 401W, 490O and 9 additional credits in upper division math or statistics. A math elective package is MATH 371 and MATH 408, and STAT 401 and STAT 402 plus 8 credits upper division MATH or STAT. The statistics elective package is MATH 215 and MATH 401W. Minimum credits required is 60 including MATH 200X and MATH 201X. Other double majors are available.
Minor
 Complete the following:
STAT 200—Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
or STAT 300—Statistics (3) 3 credits
STAT 401—Regression and Analysis of Variance 4 credits
MATH 371—Probability* 3 credits
MATH 408—Mathematical Statistics 3 credits
MATH, STAT or STAT related course work** 3 credits
 Minimum credits required 15
*MATH 371 requires MATH 200X, 201X and 202X as prerequisites.
** e.g., BA 360, GEOS 430, ANTH 424, MATH 460W,O, etc.
Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy
other major or general distribution requirements.
Note: Fisheries majors selecting the research option need only complete MATH
371 and MATH 408 in addition to their fisheries requirements to obtain a minor
in statistics.
