Statistics B.S.

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Statistics B.S.

What is a Bachelor of Science in statistics?

This degree program offers broad coverage of modern statistical theory and extensive experience using statistical software – including R, SAS and JMP – to analyze complex physical, biological and economic models. The statistics program prepares students for graduate study and provides several elective options that prepare graduates for successful careers in actuarial science.

Why study statistics at UNH?

You’ll study and gain practical experience in statistics alongside accomplished mathematicians, statisticians and educators who have won prestigious honors, including a Grammy Award and MacArthur “genius” grant. You’ll enjoy many small, specialized classes that will prepare you for a wide range of careers, and you can also pursue an accelerated master’s degree. This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Potential careers

  • Computational scientist
  • Financial services/actuary
  • Mathematician/statistician (government/research/academia)
  • Programmer
  • Quantitative specialist in business or industry
  • Software developer
  • Teacher/educator/curriculum supervisor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Kingsbury Hall, W383
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2320

Curriculum & Requirements

This program prepares students for employment and/or graduate study in a variety of fields and research specializations in which statistical analysis and its applications play a critical role. In addition to its degree programs, the department has an active interest in the actuarial profession. Those interested in actuarial science should seek the advice of departmental coordinator of the actuarial program, Professor Linyuan Li.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 14
MATH 739Applied Regression Analysis4
MATH 755Probability with Applications4
MATH 756Principles of Statistical Inference4
TWO approved MATH electives 28
Select THREE from the following:12
Advanced Statistical Methods for Research
Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement and Design
Design of Experiments I
Survival Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Design of Experiments II
Senior Seminar
Senior Project
Senior Thesis
Total Credits68

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