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    Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

Statistics is a science of information gathering, data analysis, and decision making. It is a discipline that blends the applied with the theoretical and our courses reflect this mix. These courses provide an excellent preparation for careers in industrial statistics, actuarial science, biostatistics, and statistical research.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • COP XXXX* - 3 credit hours
  • MAC X311 Calculus I - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X312 Calculus II Calculus with Analytic Geometry II - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X313 - 4 credit hours
  • (BSC XXXX and BSC XXXXL)** or (CHM XXXX and CHM XXXXL)** or (PHY XXXX and PHY XXXXL)** or (GLY XXXX and GLY XXXXL)** - 4-8 credit hours
  • STA 2XXX - 3 credit hours

*A Scientific Programming Course designed for Computer Science majors.

**Two laboratory based Science courses designed for Science majors.

NOTE that all universities require a ‘C’ grade or better for admission.

Total Major Hours: 46


Major Core (31 Credit Hours)


Students must complete the following four courses plus completion of one of the four lab-based Science courses (19 credit hours):

Lab-based Science Courses


Plus completion of one of the four lab-based Science courses below:

  • BSC XXXX / XXXXL
  • CHM XXXX / XXXXL
  • PHY XXXX / XXXXL
  • GLY XXXX / XXXXL

Concentration Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Students must complete five courses from the following list of electives (Minimum 15 credit hours).

One or two courses from another department which are of high statistical content may be taken as electives, with the prior approval of the Chair of the department.

STA 4930  Selected Topics in Statistics may be taken as electives, with the prior approval of the Chair of the department.

GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0

General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0

USF GPA:  2.0

Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirement


C- or better are required for courses in the mathematics major and minor and in the statistics major. However, C- is not an acceptable grade for any course that is being used as a prerequisite for a follow-on course. For these courses, a grade of C (2.0 grade points) or better is required. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Residency Requirement


Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914   course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation.

Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
For questions, MathAdvise@usf.edu

4 Year Plan of Study - Statistics B.A.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Business Statistical Consultant
  • Actuary

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$40,000 - $65,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 8 (Spring)


  • ✳️ Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • TGEH - High Impact Practice  Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • ✳️ Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


  • Major Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Statistics B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • Science Elective Course Credit(s): 3
  • Science Elective Lab Credit(s): 1
  • Upper Level General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 7

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • Major Elective Course Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 15