Statistics B.S.

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

Major Requirements

Statistical foundations: 16 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

STS 232STATISTICAL MODELING

4 sh

STS 325DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS

4 sh

STS 341/MTH 341PROBABILITY THEORY AND STATISTICS

4 sh

Mathematical foundations: 20 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

MTH 251CALCULUS II

4 sh

Select one computing course from the following: 4 sh

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

4 sh

STS 347STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR SIMULATION AND THEORY

4 sh

Select two courses from the following: 8 sh

STS 213SURVEY SAMPLING METHODS

4 sh

STS 256APPLIED NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS

4 sh

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

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 (4 sh). Approved options include:

MTH 460/STS 460SEMINAR I

2 sh

MTH 461SEMINAR II

2 sh

STS 481INTERNSHIP IN STATISTICS

2-4 sh

STS 499INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN STATISTICS

2-4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 40

Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations:

Mathematical statistics: 16 sh

Required courses: 16 sh

MTH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA

4 sh

MTH 252MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY

4 sh

MTH 330MATHEMATICAL REASONING

4 sh

STS 342STATISTICAL THEORY

4 sh

For the Mathematical Statistics concentration, STS 342 cannot count as one of the two required core elective courses.

Actuarial science: 20 sh

Required courses: 16 sh

ECO 111PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

4 sh

ACC 201PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING

4 sh

BUS 211MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

4 sh

FIN 343PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

4 sh

Select one course from the following: 4 sh

STS 342STATISTICAL THEORY

4 sh

FIN 412INVESTMENTS

4 sh

FIN 416FUNDAMENTALS OF INSURANCE

4 sh

FIN 418FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

4 sh

FIN 419FINANCIAL PLANNING

4 sh

FIN 433DERIVATIVES

4 sh

For the Actuarial concentration, STS 342 cannot count as one of the two required core elective courses if it is being counted as an elective course for the concentration.

Bio-statistics: 16 sh

Required course: 4 sh 

PHS 301INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY

4 sh

The PHS 201 and PHS 202 prerequisites for PHS 301 will be waived for declared statistics majors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree with the permission of the Public Health Studies Coordinator.

Select three courses from Track A or three courses from Track B: 12 sh

If a 3 sh course has an accompanying 1 sh lab, this lab course must be taken with the course.

Track A
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 445TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

Track B
BIO 131BIODIVERSITY

4 sh

BIO 212INTRODUCTORY POPULATION BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 214POPULATION BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 331THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 342AQUATIC BIOLOGY: THE STUDY OF INLAND WATERS

4 sh

BIO 346/ENS 346WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

4 sh

BIO 350GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

Data Analytics: 16 sh

Required courses: 8 sh

CSC 130COMPUTER SCIENCE I

4 sh

ISC 301FUNDAMENTALS OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS

4 sh

Select one course from the following which was not already taken as part of the core requirements: 4 sh

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

4 sh

STS 347STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR SIMULATION AND THEORY

4 sh

For the Data Analytics concentration, neither of the two computing courses can count as one of the two required core elective courses.

Select one course from the following: 4 sh

CSC 230COMPUTER SCIENCE II

4 sh

ISC 420DATA MINING AND ANALYTICS

4 sh

COM 329APPLIED MEDIA ANALYTICS

4 sh

MGT 425ANALYTICS FOR BUSINESS STRATEGY

4 sh

MGT 426DATA MINING FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING

4 sh

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: 54-60

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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