Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science

A dramatic increase in the number of people trained in statistics and data analysis is required to fill the ever-increasing data analysis needs of our society.  Consequently, professionals who can appropriately analyze and interpret data are in high demand. For students wanting to become proficient in the methods of statistics and data analysis, SMU offers a B.S. in Statistical Science and a Minor in Statistical Science.  

B.S. IN STATISTICAL SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science in Statistical Science prepares students for careers in data analysis.  The degree also prepares students for advanced studies in statistical science, such as graduate work in the field or in a related discipline.  Because of its interdisciplinary nature and the degree to which data analysis is important to nearly all academic fields of study, Statistical Science is an exciting and valuable double major. 

CATALOG YEAR

All students declaring a statistical science major on or after 8/22/2016 must follow the latest catalog requirements.

MINOR IN STATISTICAL SCIENCE

A minor in statistical science is a valuable complement to majors in the natural or social sciences, engineering, or business. Students planning careers that involve the collection, processing, description, and/or the analysis of quantitative information will enhance their career opportunities with a minor in statistical science.

ADVISING

If you wish to declare a statistics major, and this is your first major, please see your University pre-major advisor (4th Floor of Blanton).  If you wish to declare a statistics major as a 2nd or subsequent major, please make an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor, Professor Ian Harris (iharris@smu.edu). 

CALCULUS REQUIREMENT

It should be noted that the B.S. in Statistical Science requires two semesters of calculus while the Minor in Statistical Science has no calculus requirement. If you intend to study statistics in graduate school, it is recommended that you take 3 semesters of calculus.