Advice For Statistics Majors
 Meet with your Math Department faculty advisor every semester for advice about classes and degree requirements. Students should bring a completed MAP Template to the meetings with their advisor. The default advisor is Statistics Professor DeWayne Derryberry; however, you may opt to select any faculty member who agrees to be your advisor.
 Get started on the Calculus sequence immediately. Review the prerequisite chart to be sure you are eligible to take Calculus I (unless you have tested in to Calculus I by taking one of the accepted placement exams).
 Get through the common mathematics/statistics core courses efficiently and early to avoid delay in graduation or the ability to take the necessary upperdivision math and statistics courses.
 Take at most three math/statistics classes per semester.
 If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in statistics, taking Math 4423 and 4424 is recommended.
 Statistics majors often minor in fields were analysis of data is practiced. (ex: business, biology, sociology, psychology, economics) In some cases, a class from another department may be approved for credit in the statistics major.
 If you want to get a job in industry, we recommend that you take English 3307 (Professional and Technical Writing).
Sample Course of Study (This is only a sample; variations are possible.)
Freshman year 
Sophomore year 
Junior year 
Senior Year 

Fall term 
Math 1170 CS 1181 
Math 2275 Math 3350 
Math 4457 Math 3360 
Math 4450 Math 4459 
Spring term 
Math 1175 Math 2240 
Math 3326 Math 3352 
Math 4458 Math 4406 
Math 4451 
Other links/resources
 Career center, American Statistical Association
 Careers involving probability and statistics, University of Texas, Austin
 Careers in Actuarial Sciences
 Research experiences for undergrads
 The Graduate Record Exam and the Graduate Record Exam subject test in mathematics