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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018

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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 concentrations: Biostatistics, Econometrics, Engineering Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, and Actuarial Finance. The prerequisite for all concentrations: Single variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of Math 1220, Math 1320, APMA 1110, and an introductory statistics course, fulfilled by one of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, or STAT 3120.

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:

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Three elective courses, each three or more credits. These may be selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099) and MATH 4110.

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:

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Three elective courses, each three or more credits. These may be selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), ECON 4720, and MATH 4110.

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:

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Five elective courses, each three or more credits. These may be selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), ECON 4720, MATH 4110, 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:

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Five elective courses, each three or more credits. These may be selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), and MATH 4110.

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:

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Three elective courses, each three or more credits. These may be selected from among STAT courses numbered 3000 or higher (except STAT 5000-5099), MATH 4110, and MATH 4140.

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 Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior


The minor in statistical analysis of social behavior is designed for the student who is interested in expanding his or her knowledge of statistics, especially for applications to the quantitative social sciences and related fields, including politics, sociology, and economics.

The prerequisites for the minor are in two areas: 1. Single-variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of MATH 1220 (Applied calculus II), MATH 1320 (Calculus II), or APMA 1110 (Single variable calculus II). 2. Introductory-level coursework in probability
and statistics, fulfilled by one of STAT 2120 (Introduction to statistics), APMA 3110 (Applied statistics and probability), or SOC 3130 (Introduction to Social Statistics).

Requirements for the Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior


The required courses for the minor are in two areas: 1. Core data-analysis methods, fulfilled by one of ECON 3720 (Introduction to econometrics) or STAT 5120 (Linear models). 2. Data management and cleaning, fulfilled by one of STAT 3430 (Statistical computing with SAS) or STAT 5630 (Data cleaning). 

In addition, the student must take at least three elective courses from the following list:

  • STAT 3130 (Sample surveys)
  • STAT 5170 (Time series)
  • STAT 5130 (Multivariate statistics)
  • ECON 4720 (Econometric methods)
  • SOC 5620 (Social demography)
  • SOC 5110 (Survey Research Methods)
  • PLAD 2222 (Research Methods)
  • PLCP 5550 (Causal Inference in Comparative Politics)

Majors in Statistics may not declare this minor.

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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