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B.S. Degree

Bachelor of Science Program

The Department of Statistical Science offers the B.S. degree in Statistics with a General option and an option in Actuarial Science and Finance. 

General Option

The General option includes course work in designing and analyzing experiments, planning and interpreting surveys, and exploring relationships among variables. The field of Statistics is a major part of the emerging area of Data Science, and the General Option includes coursework in computing that is another major aspect of this area. This option includes flexibility to allow the student to emphasize different aspects of Statistics such as statistical theory, computing, or application to specialized fields such as the sciences, engineering, agriculture, natural resources, or business.

Required Coursework

  • Math 170
  • Math 175
  • Math 275
  • Math 330
  • Stat 422
  • Stat 431
  • Stat 436
  • Stat 407
  • Stat 301 (or Stat 251, but 301 is recommended)

Two of the following (6 cr.):

  • CS 120
  • Stat 426
  • Stat 427
  • Or other approved courses

Four of the following:

  • Math 310
  • Math 428
  • Math 437
  • Math 438
  • Math 453
  • Math 471
  • Stat 456
  • Stat 514
  • Stat 517
  • Stat 535
  • CS 479
  • MIS 455/555

Actuarial Science and Finance Option

An actuary applies mathematics and statistics to forecasting problems. Actuaries are employed by financial institutions, government, insurance companies, and international corporations. They address problems as diverse as economic fluctuations, population demographics, resource consumption, medical insurance rates, and retirement needs. Actuaries are in great demand and have many interesting career opportunities often leading to high-level management positions. Admission to the actuarial profession is governed by a series of examinations administered by the actuarial societies. The first two examinations can be taken by undergraduates and are given locally, while the remaining exams are usually taken while working in the industry. Our Actuarial Science and Finance Option, review seminars, and summer internship program with actuarial companies prepare students for these exams.

Required Coursework:

  • Math 170
  • Math 175
  • Math 275
  • Math 330
  • Math 310
  • Stat/Math 451
  • Stat/Math 452
  • CS 112 or 120
  • Stat 301 (or Stat 251, but 301 is recommended)
  • Stat 431
  • Acct 201
  • Acct 202
  • Fin 301
  • Bus 339 or Stat 426

One of the following:

  • Econ 272
  • Econ 201 AND Econ 202

One of the following:

  • Stat 433
  • Stat 550

Three of the following:

  • Econ 351
  • Econ 352
  • Fin 302
  • Fin 381
  • Fin 408
  • Fin 463
  • Fin 464
  • Fin 465
  • Fin 469
  • Math 455

Three Math courses numbers 400 or above, or Stat 422

Contact

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 415A

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive, MS 1104
Moscow, ID 11111-1104

Phone: 111-111-2929

Fax: 111-111-7959

Email: [email protected]

Web: Department of Statistical Science