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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


Statistics (CALS)
College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: Yes
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

This major is offered through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students should have a strong interest in mathematics and some interest in computing. A student majoring in statistics can also work toward a minor in actuarial science. Students should meet with a statistics adviser early to plan a program that reflects individual interests and needs.

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5

Semester 2:

  • Complete MAC 1147 or higher-level calculus

Semester 3:

  • Complete MAC 2311

Semester 4:

  • Complete MAC 2312 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work

Semester 5:

  • Complete MAC 2313 and either programming elective or any 3000 or 4000-level STA course with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work
  • Statistics majors are encouraged to take STA 3032 or STA 2023 early to facilitate tracking into junior-level statistics courses. They cannot take any statistics course at the 3000 level or below after semester four. Students cannot retake any core or elective course(s) in which a grade of C+ or better had already been earned.
  • The student must receive a minimum C grade within two attempts (including withdrawals) in every required core course and in each course counted toward the 12-hour STA elective requirement. The grades from all attempts of the core requirements will be used to compute a core GPA that must exceed 2.0. The student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA for all core and elective requirements.
  • Of the 42, credits that are required for the bachelor's degree, at least 18 credits must have been earned with a minimum C grade while the student was enrolled at the university. At least 12 of the 15 STA core requirements must be included in this 18-hour requirement.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which will be bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE–M) ++4
BSC 2007 and 2009L Biological Sciences: Cells, Organisms and Genetics (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE–B) 4
Composition (GE)3
Humanities (GE)3
Total 14
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE–M) ++4
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (GE–B) 3
AEE 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences or
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication +
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)3
Humanities (GE)3
Total 16
Semester 3Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE–M)4
CHM 1020 Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications, Part 1 (GE–P)3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 or
STA 3032 Engineering Statistics (GE–M)
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) or
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
Total 15-16
Semester 4Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities (GE–S,H)3
AEE 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences or
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication +
CHM 1021 Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications, Part 2 or
PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics **
Total 15

** PHY 2020 and three elective hours can be taken for CHM 1020 and 1021

+ Both courses must be taken at some point

++ The three-course sequence, MAC 3272, 3722 and 3474 (Honors Calculus 1-3) can be substituted for MAC 2311, 2312 and 2313

Semester 5Credits
STA 4321 Mathematical Statistics 1 13
STA 4210 Regression Analysis 13
MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra or
MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1
Approved electives6
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
STA 4322 Mathematical Statistics 2 13
STA 4211 Design of Experiements 13
Advanced math elective 53
Approved electives 46
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
STA electives 26
Approved electives 49
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
STA electives 23
Computing Elective 33
Approved electives 49
Total 15

1 Department core courses: STA 4210, 4211, 4321, and 4322. STA 4210-4211 must be taken in sequence. STA 4321-4322 should be completed by the end of the junior year. Student must receive a minimum C grade within two attempts (including withdrawals) on core courses.

2 Three courses are required: STA 4173, 4222, 4502, 4504, 4664, 4702, 4821, 4853.

3 One course is required: CGS 2420, CGS 2425-25L (ESI listing), CGS 3460 (preferred) or CGS 3403.

4 Twenty-one (21) non-STA electives must be 3000 level or higher. If graduate study is contemplated, MAA 4226, 4227 and MAS 4107 are recommended; choose other electives from the physical, biological or agricultural sciences.

5 Choose one: COT 4105, ESI 4312, MAA 4102, MAA 4211, MAD 4401, MAS 4105 (if not in core) or MAS 4107