Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics

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Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Major in Statistics

Listed below are the requirements for each of the available concentrations for the major.  A concentration must be selected to declare the major.

Prerequisites to Declare

In order to declare any concentration of the Statistics major, you need credit for the following courses:

  • Calculus 2: One of MATH 1220, MATH 1320, APMA 1110.  Those taking MATH 1220 should take STAT 3110 in place of MATH 3100 and should take MATH 3350 in place of MATH 3351.  Please see the concentration requirements for more information.
  • ​Introductory Statistics: One of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, STAT 3120

Many statistics courses have a programming component, so it is also recommended that you have credit for one of STAT 1601, STAT 1602, CS 1110, CS 1111, CS 1112, CS 1113.

Note:  Students double majoring may count at most three courses included in another major.  Courses used for the major prerequisite do not count against the three courses.

Many courses have prerequisites!  See below prerequisite information for common courses, and see SIS for a comprehensive list of course descriptions and prerequisite information.

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Biostatistics Concentration

The Biostatistics concentration is suitable for students using it as a primary major or a second major in conjunction with another major such as Biology.

Requirements: A total of nine courses are required for this concentration:

  • BIOL 2100
  • BIOL 2200 
  • One of MATH 3100 or APMA 3100 (You may also substitute STAT 3110.  If you use STAT 3110 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit.
  • One of MATH 3351 or APMA 3080 (You may also substitute MATH 3350. If you use MATH 3350 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 3220 or STAT 5120
  • STAT 3120 
  • Three elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher, or MATH 4110.
     

 

Econometrics Concentration

The Econometrics concentration is suitable for students using it as a primary major or a second major in conjunction with another major such as Economics or Commerce.

Requirements: A total of nine courses are required for this concentration:

  • ECON 2020
  • One of MATH 3100 or APMA 3100 (You may also substitute STAT 3110.  If you use STAT 3110 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of MATH 3351 or APMA 3080 (You may also substitute MATH 3350. If you use MATH 3350 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120
  • STAT 3120 
  • One of STAT 5170 or ECON 4710
  • Three elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher, ECON 4720, or MATH 4110.
     

 

Engineering Statistics Concentration

The engineering statistics concentration is designed for SEAS students who want to have a second major in the College. However, it is also possible for a College student to opt for this concentration.

Requirements: A total of nine courses are required for this concentration:
 

  • One of MATH 3100 or APMA 3100 (You may also substitute STAT 3110.  If you use STAT 3110 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of MATH 3351 or APMA 3080 (You may also substitute MATH 3350. If you use MATH 3350 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120, SYS 4021
  • One of STAT 3120 or APMA 3120
  • ​Five elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher, ECON 4720, MATH 4110, or SYS 3060.

 

 

Mathematical Statistics Concentration

The audience for this concentration is College students who would like an applied quantitative major. 

Requirements: A total of nine courses are required for this concentration:

  • One of MATH 3100 or APMA 3100 (You may also substitute STAT 3110.  If you use STAT 3110 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of MATH 3351 or APMA 3080 (You may also substitute MATH 3350. If you use MATH 3350 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 3220 or STAT 5120
  • STAT 3120
  • Five elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher, or MATH 4110.

Acturial Finance Concentration

The audience for this concentration is students in actuarial careers or the financial applications of statistical methods. 

Requirements: A total of nine courses are required for this concentration:

  • One of MATH 3100 or APMA 3100 (You may also substitute STAT 3110.  If you use STAT 3110 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of MATH 3351 or APMA 3080 (You may also substitute MATH 3350. If you use MATH 3350 for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120
  • STAT 3120
  • STAT 3150 (You may also substitute any STAT course 3000 or higher. If you use a substitute for this requirement, contact Ms. Dalton kwd2n@virginia.edu upon completion to get major credit
  • One of STAT 5170 or ECON 4710
  • Three elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher, MATH 4110, or MATH 4140.

 

 

Prerequisites for Selected Courses

Note: “Introductory statistics course” means credit for any of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, or STAT 3120.  “Introductory programming course” means credit for any of the CS 1110, CS 1111, CS 1112, or CS 1113. (Transfer and AP credit are allowed.)

STAT 1100:    No prerequisite.
STAT 1601:    No prerequisite.
STAT 1602:    No prerequisite.
STAT 2020:    No prerequisite.
STAT 2120:    MATH 1210 or MATH 1310.
STAT 3080:  STAT 1601 or STAT 1602.  (Can also be fulfilled with a combination of an introductory statistics course and an introductory programming course.)
STAT 3110:    MATH 1220 or MATH 1320.
STAT 3120:    STAT 3110 or MATH 3100 or APMA 3100.
STAT 3130:    An introductory statistics course.
STAT 3220:    An introductory statistics course.
STAT 3250:  STAT 1601 or STAT 1602.  (Can also be fulfilled with a combination of an introductory statistics course and an introductory programming course.)
STAT 3480:    An introductory statistics course.
STAT 4630:    STAT 3220, ECON 3720, or STAT 5120; also previous experience with R.
STAT 5120:    STAT 3120 and one of MATH 3350, MATH 3351, APMA 3080
STAT 5170:    STAT 3120 (also suggested: one of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120).

Revised July 25, 2019