Major Requirements

Major: 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 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

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

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  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

 Humanities and Social Sciences may be fulfilled by any course having the following prefix: ADHM, ANTH, ARCH, ART, CJ, CLAS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HDFS, HIST, LA, LANG, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, RELS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WGS, or any course from the approved list of general education courses in humanities and social sciences (general education categories A and B). These credits must come from outside the department of the student’s major.

Major Requirements

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in ALL courses used toward the major.

Statistics Major Requirements
CSCI 160Computer Science I4
CSCI 222Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 270 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
MATH 129Basic Linear Algebra3
MATH 165Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 265Calculus III4
STAT 367Probability3
STAT 368Statistics3
STAT 461Applied Regression Models3
STAT 462Introduction to Experimental Design (Capstone)3
Electives: Select 15 credits from the following (can choose only one CSCI course):15
Computer Science II
Simulation Models
Intermediate Linear Algebra
Applied Survey Sampling
Nonparametric Statistics
Discrete Data Analysis
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
Probability and Mathematical Statistics II
Introduction to Biostatistics
Statistical SAS Programming
Introduction to the R Language
Time Series
Minor Requirement16
A minor is required in one of the following disciplines: Social Science, Physical Science, Biological Science, Business, Mathematics, or Computer Science.
Total Credits65

Program Notes

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

Minor Requirements

Minor: Statistics

Standard Track

Required Credits: 22

Required Courses
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
or STAT 461 Applied Regression Models
STAT 367Probability3
STAT 368Statistics3
STAT 462Introduction to Experimental Design3
STAT Elective 400 Level3
Total Credits22

Applied Statistics Track

Required Credits: 17

Required Courses
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
STAT ElectivesSelect 4 department approved 400-level, 3 credit statistics courses.12
Total Credits17

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.