Skip to Content

Search: {{$root.lsaSearchQuery.q}}, Page {{$root.page}}

Statistics Major

Effective Winter 2021

Advising

Most statistics courses are elected after taking an introductory course (STATS 206, 250, STATS 280 or STATS 412) and completing an introductory mathematics sequence or after consulting a department department advisor. Students wishing to pursue a major in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. 

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 214 and MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 183 
  • STATS 206, 250, 280, or 412

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 26
  1. Core applied statistics course: STATS 413
  2. Core theoretical statistics courses: STATS 425, 426.
  3. Core statistical computing course: STATS 306.
  4. Additional advanced statistics courses: At least two of STATS 406, 415, 430, 451, 470, 480, or MATH/STATS 526 (only if elected WN18 or later).
  5. Capstone course: STATS 485
  6. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #4 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Residency

A minimum of fifteen (15) credits towards the major must be taken on the Ann Arbor campus.

Honors

Any student with a current overall grade point average of at least 3.4 may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project or a thesis under the direction of a member of the Statistics Department faculty. 

Statistics (Major) (Winter 2019 - Fall 2020)

Effective Winter 2019

Advising

Most statistics courses are elected after taking an introductory course (STATS 250, STATS 280 or STATS 412) and completing an introductory mathematics sequence or after consulting a department department advisor. Students wishing to pursue a major in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. 

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 214 and MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 183 
  • STATS 250, 280, or 412

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 26
  1. Core applied statistics course: STATS 413
  2. Core theoretical statistics courses: STATS 425, 426.
  3. Core statistical computing course: STATS 306.
  4. Additional advanced statistics courses: At least two of STATS 406, 415, 430, 451, 470, 480, or MATH/STATS 526 (only if elected WN18 or later).
  5. Capstone course: STATS 485
  6. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #4 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the STATS subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Any student with a current overall grade point average of at least 3.4 may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project or a thesis under the direction of a member of the Statistics Department faculty. 

Statistics (Major) (Winter 2018 - Fall 2018)

Effective Winter 2018

Advising

Most statistics courses are elected after taking an introductory course (STATS 250, STATS 280 or STATS 412) and completing an introductory mathematics sequence or after consulting a department department advisor. Students wishing to pursue a major in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. 

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 214 and MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 183 
  • STATS 250, 280, or 412

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 26
  1. Core applied statistics course: STATS 413
  2. Core theoretical statistics courses: STATS 425, 426.
  3. Core statistical computing course: STATS 306.
  4. Additional advanced statistics courses: At least two of STATS 406, 415, 430, 451, 470, 480, or MATH/STATS 526 (only if elected WN18 or later).
  5. Capstone course: STATS 485
  6. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #4 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the STATS subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project or a thesis under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Statistics (Major) (Fall 2016 - Fall 2017)

Effective Fall 2016

Advising

Normally, most statistics courses are elected after an introductory mathematics sequence has been completed or after consulting a department department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Computing. Computing is central to current statistical practice, both in and beyond universities. Modern statistical techniques often lend themselves to being understood in terms of algorithms and computation. Accordingly, instructors of courses serving statistics minors are increasingly integrating computation and algorithms into their instruction. We expect students to undertake the computing requirement prior to declaring a minor in the department.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 182 (preferred) or EECS 183
  • STATS 250, 280, or 412

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 26
  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 413, 425, 426.
  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.
  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.
  4. Capstone Course: STATS 485
  5. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #3 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the STATS subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Statistics Major (Fall 2012-Summer 2016)

Prerequisites to the Major

  • MATH 215 and 217 (MATH 417 may not be substituted for MATH 217)
  • EECS 182 (preferred) or EECS 183
  • STATS 250 or 412

Requirements for the Major

 The Statistics major program consists of at least 26 credits, and must include the following:

  1. Core Statistics courses: STATS 425, 426, 500.
  2. Core Computing course: STATS 406.
  3. Additional Statistics courses: At least one of STATS 415, 430, 470, or 480.
  4. Capstone Course: STATS 485
  5. Elective courses in Statistics, Mathematics, or EECS. These are advisor approved electives. These approved courses include:
    • STATS 404, 408, 449
    • any 500+ level Statistics courses
    • any additional courses from #3 above
    • 400+ level advisor-approved MATH courses (except MATH 417 and 419)
    • 300+ level advisor-approved EECS course.

Students interested in the application of statistics to various disciplines such as economics, biological sciences, and psychology are also encouraged to take courses in these areas.

Honors Plan 

Any student who has maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 through the sophomore year may apply for admission to the Honors major program. Such application is made through a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. Students in the Honors program must complete the regular major program above with the following modifications: MATH 451 and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. In addition, Honors majors must elect the Senior Honors Seminar (STATS 499) and complete a project under the direction of a member of the faculty. This additional requirement should be arranged and discussed with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.