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  • Academic Learning Compact - Statistics (CALS & CLAS)

    The statistics major is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Collgege of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This major enables you to achieve proficiency in the fundamentals of statistical reasoning. Through study of both theoretical and applied statistics and through data analysis projects, you will gain knowledge in problem solving, statistical applications and data-based inferences. Emphasis is on developing the ability to approach real world problems and through the use of statistical methods to be able to analyze and to draw valid scientific inferences.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Complete an exam on the fundamentals of statistics, which will be 5% of your grade in STA 4211.
    • Complete a data analysis project, which will be 10% of your grade in STA 4211.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Identify, define and describe concepts and issues in statistics, including those involved in designing a statistical study, in statistical estimation and in tests of hypotheses.
    2. Identify sources of variability in a given problem setting and formulate an appropriate statistical analysis.
    3. Clearly and effectively present ideas in speech and in writing concerning statistical issues and analyses of data.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    STA 4210 I I I
    STA 4211 A A A
    STA 4222 R R R
    STA 4321 I    
    STA 4322 I    
    STA 4502 R R R
    STA 4504 R R R
    STA 4702 R R R
    STA 4712 R R R
    STA 4853 R R R

    Assessment Types:
    Exams, projects and written and oral presentations.

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