The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Statistics is designed to allow students to be employed in areas requiring tools of statistics and applied mathematics related to data-based decision making processes. The advent of high speed computers and technological advances being made in this area have encouraged the development of, and have resulted in, important advances that constitute significant statistical tools for such areas as the life sciences, administrative/managerial sciences, and the social/behavioral sciences. This degree plan is specifically designed for students who intend to teach high school mathematics. Therefore, the Urban Education Concentration is required.
The program outcomes for a degree in Applied Statistics are:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of statistics;
Demonstrate basic knowledge of computational procedures and use of statistical packages;
Demonstrate analytic and critical thinking, problem-solving skills;
Communicate statistical knowledge;
Apply statistical procedures to real-world problems;
Analyze data and summarize results.
The degree requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. . Students must have a grade of C or better in any course in computer science, mathematics or statistics that is applied towards the degree.
Common Core Requirements (42 hours)
See the Common Core Requirements section of the catalog for Undergraduate Academic Programs. Observe that MATH 2305 satisfies both the mathematics requirement of the Common Core and a mathematics requirement for the applied statistics degree plan with secondary teacher certification.
Students seeking Secondary (7-12) Certification in mathematics through the Urban Education Department must meet with a CST advisor as well as complete a formal application in the Urban Education Department. The current Urban Education Department requirements for this Concentration must be completed. The student teaching portion of the field experience must include fulfilling all Senior Project requirements in Mathematics. At least one semester prior to taking PED 3305, students should speak with an Urban Education advisor to make certain that all concentration requirements are met.
(Sufficient hours to complete a minimum of 120 hours total)