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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

BS in Applied Statistics with concentration in Biostatistics


The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Statistics with concentration in Biostatistics is designed to provide students with a broad overview of statistics and its applications in biological sciences. This degree plan is specifically designed for students who intend to be employed in life and health sciences requiring statistical tools.

The mathematical component of this plan is designed to prepare students to develop and use analytical and problem-solving skills, to master mathematical techniques and to enter the employment market with relevant and proficient statistical tools. This degree plan offers many features to enhance a students educational experience: the required natural sciences component provides students with knowledge and understanding in biology; the application of statistics in biological sciences; and sustained development of writing and speaking proficiency. It will help prepare students for various graduate or professional programs in statistics and biostatistics.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours as indicated below. No grade of “D” in any course in the MS Department may be applied toward satisfying the requirements of any degree in the department. Any course substitution must be approved by the department chair. The format of the degree is given in five sections: A. General Education Requirements, B. Mathematical Sciences Requirements, C. Computer Science Requirements, D. Natural Science Requirements and E. Free Electives.




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