Mathematics Major: Concentration in Statistics and Modeling

Admission Requirements for the Mathematics Major

Rigorous high school coursework with above-average grades in mathematics and/or computer science courses.

Requirements for a Major in Mathematics

Students must complete a core of six mathematics courses and one computer science class and in addition select one of three concentrations.

Core Courses(25 credits)
MA-200Calculus I4
MA-201Calculus II4
MA-240Theory of Proof4
MA-260Linear Algebra3
MA-310Calculus III4
MA-470Capstone Experience3
Ancillary Course
CS-135Programming for Non-CS Majors3
Total Credits25

MA-200, MA-201 and MA-240 must be completed with grades of at least C- by the end of the sophomore year. A student may only retake any of these courses at most once to increase a grade below C-; and may retake at most two of these courses to increase a grade below C-.

Requirements for the Concentration in Statistics and Modeling

CS-265Database Applications3
MA-302Probability and Statistics3
MA-303Mathematical Modeling3
MA-304Data Analysis4
MA-410Real Analysis3
Three additional credits of mathematics at the 300 or 400 level, to be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.3
Total Credits22

Department of Mathematics: Mathematics Major Concentration in Statistics and Modeling Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
MA-200 Calculus I 4
CS-135 Programming for Non-CS Majors (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
MA-201 Calculus II 4
MA-240 Theory of Proof 1 4
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
MA-310 Calculus III 4
MA-260 Linear Algebra 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3-4
CS-265 Database Applications 3
MA-302 Probability and Statistics 3
Semester Four
Elective 3
Mathematical Modeling 2,3
or Data Analysis
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
Year Three
Semester Five
MA-380 Probability (300 Level Elective in Major) 4,5 3
SELECTElective 3
SELECTElective 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
Semester Six
MAUpper Level Elective 4 3
Mathematical Modeling
or Data Analysis
SELECTElective 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
MA-410 Real Analysis 3
MA-380 Probability 3
MA-470 Capstone Experience 6 3
LASCLASC Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
Semester Eight
LASCLASC Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Total Credits121-122

Dual Math/CS majors may substitute Discrete Math I with permission of department.


MA-304 is offered every Spring.


Only one elective is required; it may be taken in either the Spring or Fall.


MA-380 is offered every Fall.


Student should discuss capstone project with advisor during preceding semester.

Students are required to meet with their academic advisor to review their courses for the upcoming semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.  First-year and transfer students with 45 or fewer credits at the time of admission shall complete two academic programs (a major/major or major/minor) to qualify for graduation.  For more information, please view the MajorPlus section of this catalog.