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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Statistics


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Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics


The Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics provides students with the opportunity to integrate the study of statistics with another quantitatively intensive discipline. Knowledge of statistics is becoming increasingly important in many disciplines, so that students completing this major will have many options available upon graduation.

Students completing this major will be well prepared to design experimental studies and analyze data, in both their emphasis field and other areas. They will also be well prepared for graduate study in statistics, and with a modest amount of advance planning will be able to complete an MS in Statistics at UVa with one additional year of study. Students interested in the 5-year B.A./M.S. program should contact the Department’s major advisor.

The major program has four tracks: Biostatistics, Econometrics, Engineering Statistics, and Mathematical Statistics. The prerequisite for all tracks: Single variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of Math 122, Math 132, APMA 111.

Track 1: Biostatistics


The Biostatistics track is suitable for students using it as a primary major or a second major in conjunction with a major in Biology. Courses required for this track are:

  • One 300-level or high course in Biology

One of the following:


APMA 310 and APMA 312
-or-
MATH 310 and MATH 312
-or-
APMA 311

 

Additional courses:


Additional three-hour Statistics courses numbered 300 or higher (except STAT 500) to bring the total number of major coruses to nine.

Track 2: Econometrics


The Econometrics track is suitable for students as a primary major, or will serve well as a second major for students in Economics or Commerce. Courses required for this track are:

One of the following:


  • APMA 310 and APMA 312
    or
    MATH 310 and MATH 312
    or
    APMA 311

 

Additional courses:


Additional three-hour Statistics courses numbered 300 or higher (except STAT 500) to bring the total number of major coruses to nine.

Track 3: Engineering Statistics


The engineering statistics track is designed for SEAS students who want to have a second major in the College. However, it is also be possible for a College student to opt for this track. Courses required for this track are:

One of the following:


  • APMA 310 and APMA 312
    or
    MATH 310 and MATH 312
    or
    APMA 311

Additional courses:


Additional three-hour Statistics courses numbered 300 or higher (except STAT 500) to bring the total number of major courses to nine.

Track 4: Mathematical Statistics


The target audience for this track are College students who would like an applied quantitative major. Courses required for this track are:

One of the following:


  • APMA 310 and APMA 312
    or
    MATH 310 and MATH 312
    or
    APMA 311

One of the following:


Additional courses:


Additional three-hour Statistics courses numbered 300 or higher (except STAT 500) to bring the total number of major coruses to nine.

Minor in Statistics and Data Analysis


The minor in statistics and data analysis is designed to meet the needs of several types of students: the student interested in applying statistics to some other field, the student interested in exploring a future career in biostatistics or applied statistics, the student interested in a career in actuarial statistics, or the mathematically minded student interested in graduate study in statistics.

Requirements for Minor in Statistics and Data Analysis


Five (5) courses selected from: all STAT courses numbered 300 or above (except STAT 500), MATH 312 and 511.

Courses used to satisfy the minor in statistics and data analysis cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of another major. For example, a student who takes MATH 310/312 to satisfy the requirements of the major in mathematics, must take five additional courses from MATH 511 and the STAT courses numbered 300 or above (excluding STAT 500).

 

Additional Information


For more information contact the Department of Statistics, 131 Kerchof Hall, P.O. Box 400135, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4135; (434) 924-3222; www.stat.virginia.edu.

Course Descriptions


Note: The entering College student is encouraged to take the introductory course, STAT 110. This course, entitled Chance, is intended to make students aware of the ubiquity and importance of basic statistics in public policy and everyday life. The course uses a case-study approach based on current chance events reported in daily newspapers and current scientific journals. Credits earned in this course may be counted towards the College’s natural science area requirements. Students are also encouraged to take mathematics courses which serve as prerequisites for higher-level statistics courses.

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