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Statistics, BS, BA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
Statistics is the science of characterizing uncertainty and extracting information from numerical data. Statistics majors at USU receive a solid education in areas like probability, linear regression/ time series, experiment design, quality control, and various areas in statistical analysis.
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Overview

Essentially, statisticians can work in any career or for any company where data is collected or analyzed. Because of this, and the fact that not enough people graduate in statistics to meet the current career demand, USU statistics majors have an extremely high job placement after graduation. The Mathematics and Statistics Department is a close-knit unit where students receive individual attention from faculty mentors and the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Actuarial Science: An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. USU is one of the only universities where students can complete the full undergraduate program in actuarial science required for job placement as an actuary. USU graduates in actuarial science require no further education in graduate school and receive 100% job placement in a career that is consistently rated as one of the top two careers in terms of job satisfaction, opportunities for advancement, and pay. This emphasis is also available through the mathematics degree, but it is essentially the same.

This degree prepares students for careers as statisticians and analysts who can work for almost any type of company, industry, or organization.Actuarial Science EmphasisStudents who graduate in actuarial science work as actuaries in the following areas:

  •     Insurance companies
  •     Banks
  •     Finance industry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Foundations of Analysis
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • Statistics for Scientists
  • Linear Regression and Time Series
  • Design of Experiments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.Transfer students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.75 total GPA to be accepted into the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10803 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10211 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3171 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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