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Degree Plan - Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Statistics

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The Applied Statistics degree program at the University of Houston-Downtown allows students to be employed in areas requiring the tools of discrete mathematics and statistics. The advent of high-speed computers and technological advances being made in this area has encouraged the development of, and has resulted in important advances that constitute significant tools for such areas as the life sciences, administrative/managerial sciences and the social/behavioral sciences.

The degree program will also prepare students for rewarding careers through smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, hands-on experience and flexible class options.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mission: The curriculum in Applied Statistics is structured to allow students to be employed in areas requiring the tools of discrete mathematics and statistics. The advent of high-speed computers and technological advances prepare students with statistical tools for applications to such areas as the life sciences, administrative/managerial sciences and the social/behavioral sciences.

Graduates who earn a BS in Applied Statistics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate analytic, critical reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Collect and analyze data and summarize results precisely.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of statistics.
  • Apply statistical modeling to real-world problems.
  • Communicate statistical knowledge orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of computational procedures and use of statistical packages.

DEGREE PLAN INFORMATION

​​The following four year degree plan is based on the UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop th​eir own plan.

CAREERS

The use of statistics is extensive. Statistical models aid in the decision-making process in both private industry and government. There will always be an increasing demand for skills a statistician provides. As a result, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in applied statistics have opportunities in a variety of fields. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers such as:

  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Teacher (secondary or post-secondary)
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Data Analyst (e.g. biological, clinical trial)
  • Quality Assurance Engineer/Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Underwriter

SUGGESTED MINORS

  • Bioinformatics 27 Hours Minimum
  • Mathematics 18 Hours Minimum

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

​FINANCIAL AID

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We aim to foster your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the program coordinator.

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