Behavioral Statistics

Major Requirements

Major: Behavioral Statistics

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

College Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 12 credits Humanities and Social Sciences and proficiency at the second year level in a modern foreign language. *12
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences *6

Major Requirements

Behavioral Statistics Requirements
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC Elective200-400 Level Psychology Electives6
PSYC 350Research Methods I3
PSYC 351Research Methods II3
PSYC Elective400 Level Psychology Elective3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)3
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
STAT 462Introduction to Experimental Design (Capstone)3
STAT 470Statistical SAS Programming3
or STAT 471 Introduction to the R Language
Select two courses from the following:6
Applied Survey Sampling
Nonparametric Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics
Time Series
Select one course from 3 of the following 4 groups (A-D)
Group A - Social/Personality: 3
Organizational Psychology
Experimental Social Psychology
Group B - Perception/Cognition:3
Sensation & Perception
Memory And Knowledge
Attention & Thinking
Group C - Biological Bases of Behavior:3
Health Psychology
Group D - Individual Differences:3
Experimental Developmental Psychology
The Psychology Of Aging
Advanced Psychopathology
Child Psychopathology and Therapy
Capstone Experience: Select one of the following courses or have completed one course from each of the 4 groups (A-D):2-3
History & Systems
Honors Thesis
Related Courses Required
ANTH 111Introduction to Anthropology (May satisfy general education category B and D)3
BIOL 126Human Biology (May satisfy general education category S)3
CSCI 114Computer Applications (May satisfy general education category S)3
or TL 116 Business Software Applications
MATH 103College Algebra (or higher level if needed as a prerequisite)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)3
Total Credits64-65

Program notes

  • Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.