Statistics A.B.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Statistics requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Statistics foundations: 16 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

STS 213SURVEY SAMPLING METHODS

4 sh

STS 232STATISTICAL MODELING

4 sh

STS 325DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS

4 sh

Mathematical foundations: 12 sh

Select one course from the following:

MTH 116APPLIED CALCULUS

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

Select one computing course from the following:

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

4 sh

STS 347STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR SIMULATION AND THEORY

4 sh

Select one course from the following:

STS 256APPLIED NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS

4 sh

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

4 sh

STS 341/MTH 341PROBABILITY THEORY AND STATISTICS

4 sh

STS 342STATISTICAL THEORY

4 sh

STS 347STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR SIMULATION AND THEORY

4 sh

The same computing course cannot count for the computing requirement and as an elective.

Capstone

A related experiential/capstone experience approved by the department (2-4 sh). Approved options included:

STS 460/MTH 460SEMINAR I

2 sh

STS 461/MTH 461SEMINAR II

2 sh

STS 481INTERNSHIP IN STATISTICS

2-4 sh

STS 499INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN STATISTICS

2-4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Concentrations

Select twelve semester hours from one of the following concentrations: 12 sh

Statistical Methods in Natural Science

Students may select at most four semester hours at the 100 level. If a 3 sh course has an accompanying 1 sh lab, this lab course must be taken with the course.

BIO 111INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 113CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 212INTRODUCTORY POPULATION BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 214POPULATION BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 245PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS

3 sh

BIO 246GENETICS LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 331THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 350GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

ENS 111INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3 sh

ENS 113INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB

1 sh

ENS 200STRATEGIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INQUIRY

4 sh

ENS 215/BIO 215DIVERSITY OF LIFE

4 sh

ENS 250/GEO 250INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

4 sh

ESS 101INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE

4 sh

ESS 295RESEARCH METHODS

4 sh

ESS 322EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

4 sh

Statistical Methods in Social Science

Students may select at most one of the following courses counting toward the concentration: ANT 112, ECO 111, PHS 201, POL 111, PSY 111, SOC 111.

ANT 112INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4 sh

ECO 111PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

4 sh

ECO 347INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS

4 sh

ECO 430EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS

4 sh

PHS 201INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

4 sh

PHS 202RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

4 sh

PHS 301INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY

4 sh

PHS 302GLOBAL HEALTH

4 sh

POL 111AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

4 sh

POL 220RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND POLICY STUDIES

4 sh

POL 321PUBLIC OPINION POLLING

4 sh

PSY 111INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

PSY 302EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS

4 sh

PSY 303NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS

4 sh

PSY 331PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

4 sh

PSY 356HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

SOC 111INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

4 sh

SOC 215/ANT 215QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

4 sh

SOC 216/ANT 216QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

4 sh

In addition to the requirements above, all graduating statistics majors are required to complete a senior portfolio of their work. This portfolio will include a compilation of their work across their four years of statistical study at Elon; therefore, students should be mindful of this requirement as they complete work for all their courses and be sure to retain electronic copies of work that they may want to include in their portfolio in their senior year.

Total Credit Hours: 42-44

Elon Core Curriculum:

First Year Foundations

COR 110THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

4 sh

ENG 110WRITING: ARGUMENT AND INQUIRY

4 sh

Select one of the following: 

STS 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

Experiential Learning Requirement (2 Units required)

Included in experiential learning are study abroad, research, service-learning, leadership, internships, (including co-ops, teaching, and practicum), or other courses or experiences with ELR designation.

World Language Requirement

Students must meet one of the following: (a)complete a language course numbered 122 or higher at Elon, or receive transfer or study abroad credit for the same; (b) place into a language course numbered 200 or above upon arriving at Elon, using a department of world languages approved placement instrument; (c) score a 4 or 5 on an AP language exam or similar exam. Each student must take the language placement test by October 1 of his or her first full year at Elon. Students are allowed two tries; the higher score is counted. That score stands and may not be repeated by later testing. Consideration for Phi Beta Kappa membership requires completion of one intermediate world language course, placement beyond that level or equivalent proficiency.

Studies in the Arts and Sciences

Students must fulfill the requirements in each of the following categories.

Transfer students with at least 18 s.h. of transfer credit must complete 32 hours total in Studies in the Arts & Sciences, but may have as few as 7 hours in one or more of the four Studies in the Arts & Sciences areas.

Expression (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: literature (in English or world languages), philosophy, and fine arts (art, dance, music, music theatre, and theatre). At least one course must be literature.

Civilization (8 s.h.)_______________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: historyworld languages, art history and religious studies.

Society (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, & sociology/anthropology, and PHS 201 or PHS 202.

Science/Analysis (Lab:___) (8 s.h.) __________________    __________________

Eight hours chosen from one or more of the following: mathematics/statistics, science, and computer science. At least one course must be a physical or biological laboratory science.

Advanced Studies (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours of 300-400 level coursework outside the major field and chosen from areas under Studies in the Arts and Sciences.

COR Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar (4 s.h.) __________________

300-400 level COR course; requires junior/senior status.


Society (8 s.h.) __ECO 111__  __________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, & sociology/anthropology, and public health studies 201 or 202.


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