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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Mathematics—Mathematical Statistics Major (B.S.)

Major code BS3106

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm

Todd Young, contact person
youngt@ohio.edu

Todd Eisworth, contact person
eisworth@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The mathematical statistics major is intended to give the student rigorous training in the methods, mathematical foundations, and applications of statistics.

Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.S. in mathematics, applied mathematics, and actuarial science. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a double-major.

When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301 or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course
  • Completed MATH 2301, 2302, 3300 with no grade less than a B

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the mathematical statistics major:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in course equivalent to MATH 2301
  • Completed a calculus sequence with no grade less than a B

Opportunities Upon Graduation

"Mathematical statistician" is a defined job title in the federal government that carries a higher average salary than the simple "statistician" title. The B.S. degree prepares the candidate for a career as a mathematical statistician in a broad range of settings such as business, industrial, engineering, government, and education. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: state and federal government agencies; scientific research and development services; communication firms; public and private K-12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; non-profit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

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