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Undergraduate Record 2011-2012 
    
Undergraduate Record 2011-2012 [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 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 1220, Math 1320, APMA 1110.

Biostatistics Concentration


The Biostatistics concentration 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 concentration are:

One of the following:


One of the following:


Additional courses:


Three three-credit courses selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099) and MATH 5110.

Note: Students double majoring may count at most three courses included in another major, so substitutions may be required to bring the total number of courses to nine.

Econometrics Concentration


The Econometrics concentration 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 concentration are:

One of the following:


One of the following:


Additional courses:


Three three-credit courses selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), ECON 4720, and MATH 5110.

Note: Students double majoring may count at most three courses included in another major, so substitutions may be required to bring the total number of courses to nine.

Engineering Statistics Concentration


The engineering statistics concentration 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 concentration. Courses required for this concentration are:

One of the following:


One of the following:


Additional courses:


Five three-credit courses selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), ECON 4720, MATH 5110, and SYS 3060.
 

Mathematical Statistics Concentration


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

One of the following:


One of the following:


One of the following:


Additional courses:


Five three-credit courses selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099) and MATH 5110.

Note: Students double majoring may count at most three courses included in another major, so substitutions may be required to bring the total number of courses to nine.

Actuarial Finance Concentration


The audience for this concentration is students in actuarial careers or the financial applications of statistical methods. Courses required for this concentration are:

One of the following:


One of the following:


Additional courses:


Three three-credit courses selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), MATH 5110, and MATH 5140.

It is also recommended that ECON 2010 and ECON 2020 be taken to satisfy VEE requirements in Economics.

Note: Students double majoring may count at most three courses included in another major, so substitutions may be required to bring the total number of courses to nine.

Minor in Statistics


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


Five (5) courses selected from: all STAT courses numbered 3000 or above (except STAT 5000), MATH 5110.

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 3100/STAT 3120 to satisfy the requirements of the major in mathematics, must take five additional courses from MATH 5110 and the STAT courses numbered 3000 or above (excluding STAT 5000).
 

Additional Information


For more information contact the Department of Statistics, 103 Halsey 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 1100. 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.

Graduate Level Courses


The course descriptions for 5000 level and above may be found in the Graduate Record or in the Course Catalog in SIS.

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