Advice for Statistics Majors
- See your Math Department faculty advisor every semester for advice about classes and degree requirements. The advisor can be of your choosing. The default assignment is usually the department chair, however you may opt to select a faculty member who specialized in statistics.
- 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 Math/Stat core courses efficiently and early to avoid delay in graduation or the ability to take the necessary upper-division math and stats courses.
- Take at most three Math/Stat classes per semester.
- If you are interested in grad school in statistics, Math 4423-4 is recommended.
- Statistics major often minor in fields were analysis of data is practiced: for example, business, biology, sociology, psychology, economics. In some cases a class from another department is approved for credit in the statistics major.
- If you want to get a job in industry, 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
|Spring term||Math 1175
- 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