Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics
The Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics provides students with the opportunity to integrate the study of statistics with another quantitatively intensive discipline. Knowledge of statistics is becoming increasingly important in many disciplines, so that students completing this major will have many options available upon graduation.
Students completing this major will be well prepared to design experimental studies and analyze data, in both their emphasis field and other areas. They will also be well prepared for graduate study in statistics. With careful planning, it is possible for statistics majors complete an MS in Statistics at UVa with one additional year of study. Those interested in the BA/MS program should contact the Department’s major advisor at the earliest possible date.
The major program has five concentrations: Biostatistics, Econometrics, Engineering Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, and Actuarial Finance. The prerequisites required to declare any concentration are single variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of MATH 1220, MATH 1320, or APMA 1110, and an introductory Statistics class, (i.e. STAT 1100, STAT 2020 or STAT 2120).
Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior
The minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior is designed
for the student who is interested in expanding his or her knowledge of statistics, especially for applications to the quantitative social sciences and related fields, including politics, sociology, and economics.
The prerequisites for the minor are in two areas:
- Single-variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of MATH 1220 (Applied calculus II), MATH 1320 (Calculus II), or APMA 1110 (Single variable calculus II).
- Introductory-level coursework in probability and statistics, fulfilled by one of STAT 2120 (Introduction to statistics), APMA 3110 (Applied statistics and probability), or SOC 3130 (Introduction to Social Statistics).
Requirements for Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior
The required courses for the minor are in two areas:
- Core data-analysis methods, fulfilled by one of ECON 3720 (Introduction to econometrics) or STAT 5120 (Linear models).
- Data management and cleaning, fulfilled by one of STAT 3430 (Statistical computing with SAS) or STAT 5630 (Data cleaning).
In addition, the student must take at least three elective courses from the following list:
- STAT 3130 (Sample surveys)
- STAT 5170 (Time series)
- STAT 5130 (Multivariate statistics)
- ECON 4720 (Econometric methods)
- SOC 5620 (Social demography)
- SOC 5110 (Survey Research Methods)
- PLAD 2222 (Research Methods)
- PLCP 5550 (Causal Inference in Comparative Politics)
Majors in Statistics may not declare this minor.
For more information contact the Department of Statistics, 103 Halsey Hall, P.O. Box 400135, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4135; (434) 924-3222.