Students in the Statistics B.S. programs gain the knowledge and technical skills necessary to use complex data in many different applications. Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of statistical data objectively in the presence of uncertainty. Statistical methods allow us to utilize survey and experimental data to draw valid conclusions about the overall population of interest. Statisticians contribute to scientific inquiry by applying their mathematical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments, collection, processing and analysis of data, and interpretation of the results.

**Degree Requirements**

- Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
- Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 15 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Statistics and Data Science Department.
- Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each course with a STA prefix.
- Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all computer science and mathematics courses satisfying major requirements.
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
- Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
- Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
- All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
- Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) are generally spread over 4 years, and those designated in 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
- All statistics courses except the following, and those protected by Florida Common Course Numbering, must be taken from or approved by the Statistics and Data Science Department at UCF.
- STA 2023 - Statistical Methods I
- STA 3032 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers

## Degree Requirements

### Core Requirements: Basic

0 Total Credits

- All courses specifically identified in the GEP (MAC2311C, BSC2010C, and (CHM2045C or PHY2048/PHY2048L or PHY2048C or PHY2053/PHY2053L or PHY2053C) and CPP (COP3223C, MAC2312, MAC2313, STA2023, and (CHM2046/ CHM2046L or BSC2011C or PHY2049/PHY2049L or PHY2049C or PHY2054/PHY2054L or PHY2054C) meet the Basic Core requirement.

### Core Requirements: Advanced

40 - 41 Total Credits

- Complete all of the following
- Complete the following:
- COT4500 - Numerical Calculus (3)
- ENC3241 - Writing for the Technical Professional (3)
- STA4102 - Computer Processing of Statistical Data (3)
- STA4163 - Statistical Methods II (3)
- STA4164 - Statistical Methods III (3)
- STA4321 - Statistical Theory I (3)
- STA4322 - Statistical Theory II (3)

- Complete at least 1 of the following:
- MAS3105 - Matrix and Linear Algebra (4)
- MAS3106 - Linear Algebra (4)

- Complete at least 1 of the following:
- COT3100C - Introduction to Discrete Structures (3)
- MHF3302 - Logic and Proof in Mathematics (3)

- Complete at least 4 of the following:
- STA4173 - Biostatistical Methods (3)
- STA4241 - Statistical Learning (3)
- STA4222 - Sample Survey Methods (3)
- STA4345 - Applied Bayesian Statistics (3)
- STA4364 - Statistical Foundations of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence I (3)
- STA4502 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3)
- STA4504 - Categorical Data Analysis (3)
- STA4724 - Big Data Analytics Methods (4)
- STA4664 - Statistical Quality Control (3)
- STA4852 - Applied Time Series (3)

### Restricted Electives

9 Total Credits

- Complete all of the following
- Earn at least 9 credits from the following types of courses: Select from upper division or graduate (5000 level), statistics (STA or ISC prefix), mathematics, or computer science courses. Selected courses in engineering or business may be used but must first be approved by the Department of Statistics and Data Science.
- The following courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement: MHF 4404 - History of Mathematics Any course with the MAE prefix

#### Grand Total Credits: **49 - 50**

#### Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

**Electives**

To fulfill the 120 hours required of this degree, select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

**Foreign Language Requirements**

*Graduation*

**Departmental Exit Requirements**

- Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each course with a STA prefix.
- Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all computer science and mathematics courses satisfying major requirements.
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.

**University Minimum Exit Requirements**

- A 2.0 UCF GPA
- 42 semester hours of upper division credit completed
- 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
- 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
- A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
- Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

**Honors In Major**

- Application and admissions through The Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.

**Related Programs**

- Actuarial Science (B.S.)
- Mathematics (B.S.)
- Secondary Education, Mathematics Education Track (B.S.)
- Actuarial Science Minor
- Statistics Minor
- Mathematics Minor

**Advising Notes**

- It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have satisfied course prerequisites before registering for a class.
- Contact your college advisor in the College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) office (CSB 250) for more information about overall progress toward your degree, GEP and other university requirements, academic probation, special problems as well as general academic advising.

**Transfer Notes**

- Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
- Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
- Submit your requests for course evaluations at https://sciences.ucf.edu/cosas/ and click on "COS Course Evaluation".
- The following substitutions are acceptable for Common Program Prerequisites if taken as part of the AA course work:
- Computer Science: any COP programming language course will satisfy the CPP. However, COP 3223C is a prerequisite for Computer Sciences courses and still may need to be taken.
- Biology: any 2 laboratory courses for majors with BSC, CHM, or PHY prefixes will satisfy the CPP.
- Statistics: although any STA 2XXX course will satisfy the CPP, STA 2023 is required in the program's core and will still need to be taken.

**Program Academic Learning Compacts**

- Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs are located at:
*http://www.oeas.ucf.edu/alc/academic_learning_compacts.htm*