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Bachelor of Science in Statistics

The new B.S. in statistics from Illinois Tech is a technically intensive and mathematically rigorous program designed to prepare students for exceptional career paths as statisticians, analysts, and data scientists in business, government, and academia.

Statisticians are one of the most sought-after professions today, in part because of the explosion of data in our lives. Named as one of the fastest growing professions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for statisticians is expected to grow by 34 percent between 2016 and 2026.

Offered by the applied mathematics department, Illinois Tech’s B.S. in statistics includes a strong computational emphasis, essential for analyzing large data sets and utilizing artificial intelligence tools.

Students in the program will learn the fundamentals of mathematical and statistical theory; how to work with data and statistical models, perform and communicate statistical analyses to solve real-world problems, and study societal impacts and ethical issues of sound statistical practice.

Statistics students at Illinois Tech will also have the opportunity to work with faculty within the statistics research group to get exposure to cutting-edge research methods for solving real-world problems.

Program Requirements 

Applied Mathematics Requirements (29)
MATH 100 Introduction to the Profession 3
MATH 151 Calculus I 5
MATH 152 Calculus II 5
MATH 230 Introduction to Discrete Math 3
MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4
MATH 332 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
MATH 350 Introduction to Computational Mathematics 3
MATH 435 Linear Optimization 3
Statistics Requirements (15)
MATH 225 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 446 Introduction to Time Series 3
MATH 475 Probability 3
MATH 476 Statistics 3
MATH 484 Regression 3
Applied Mathematics Electives (15)
Select 15 credit hours from the following courses, or any other approved AMAT elective: 1 15
Introduction to Differential Equations 4
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 3
Real Analysis 3
Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3
Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
CS 422
Data Mining 3
Minor Requirement (15)
Select five related courses from an area outside of applied mathematics, computational mathematics, or statistics 15
Computer Science Requirements (7-9)
Select one of the following sequences: 4-6
Object-Oriented Programming I
and Object-Oriented Programming II
4
Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers
and Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
6
Introduction to Computer Programming
and Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
6
CS 331 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
Natural Science and Engineering Requirements (10)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section D 10
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C 21
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E 6
Free Electives (8)
Select eight credit hours 8

 

Minimum degree credits required: 126

1

Applied mathematics/statistics electives are to be chosen after consultation with an academic adviser. Student goals, interests, and course availability should be determining factors in this selection process. Students can take CS 422 to replace one applied mathematics/statistics elective. CS 422 must be taken after CS 331, which is a required computer science course in this curriculum. The following courses do not count toward the requirements for this degree: MATH 119MATH 122MATH 130MATH 148MATH 180MATH 333MATH 374MATH 425MATH 426, and MATH 474.

Course of Study 

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 100 3 MATH 152 5
MATH 151 5 MATH 225 3
Computer Science Course1 2 MATH 230 3
Social Sciences Elective 3 Computer Science Course1 2
Humanities 200-level Course 3 Science Elective 4
  16   17
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 251 4 MATH 435 3
MATH 332 3 Applied Mathematics/Statistics Elective2 3
CS 331 3 Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3 Science Elective 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3 Social Sciences Elective (300+) 3
  16   15
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 475 3 MATH 350 3
Applied Mathematics/Statistics Elective2 3 MATH 476 3
Minor Elective 3 Applied Mathematics/Statistics Elective2 3
Science Elective 3 IPRO Elective I 3
Humanities Elective (300+) 3 Social Sciences Elective (300+) 3
Free Elective 2  
  17   15
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 484 3 MATH 446 3
Applied Mathematics/Statistics Elective2 3 Applied Mathematics/Statistics Elective2 3
Minor Elective 3 Minor Elective 3
Humanities Elective (300+) 3 Free Elective 3
IPRO Elective II 3 Free Elective 3
  15   15
Total Credit Hours: 126

 

1

Students must complete one of the following computer science sequences: CS 115 and CS 116, CS 104 and CS 201, or CS 105 and CS 201.

2

Applied mathematics/statistics electives are to be chosen after consultation with an academic adviser. Student goals, interests, and course availability should be determining factors in this selection process. Students can take CS 422 to replace one applied mathematics/statistics elective. CS 422 must be taken after CS 331, which is a required computer science course in this curriculum. The following courses do not count toward the requirements for this degree: MATH 119, MATH 122, MATH 130, MATH 148, MATH 180, MATH 333, MATH 374, MATH 425, MATH 426, and MATH 474.