2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics (B.S.)


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College of Sciences
Department of Statistics,
Computer Center II, Room: 212
http://statistics.cos.ucf.edu/
Email: statistics@ucf.edu

Dr. Shunpu Zhang, 407-823-5528
Phone: 407-823-2289

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 15 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Statistics Department.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each course with a STA prefix.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all computer science and mathematics courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) are generally spread over 4 years, and those designated in 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • All statistics courses except the following, and those protected by Florida Common Course Numbering must be taken from, or approved by the Statistics Department at UCF.
    • STA 2023 - Statistical Methods I  Credit Hours: 3
    • STA 3032 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers  Credit Hours: 3

General Education Program (GEP) (39 Credit Hours)


  • Certain courses must be selected in the GEP for this major bringing the total hours to more than 36.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Economics (3 Credit Hours)


Social Sciences: Select one. (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)


Life Science: (4 Credit Hours)


Physical Science: (4 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (11 Credit Hours)


Complete two laboratory courses designed for science majors;


  • The state of Florida requires Statistics majors to take two laboratory-based science courses designed for science majors. Students must complete 8 credits of the following courses, and depending on what was taken in the GEP, this requirement may already be satisfied.
  • Note: both semesters do not have to be in the same subject area.
  • Note: depending on which courses were taken in the GEP, this requirement could require between 0 and 8 credits to complete.

Select two semesters within the following;


  • See Basic Core for details.
    • Biology majors’ courses with labs or
    • Chemistry majors’ courses with labs or
    • Physics majors’ courses with labs

Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • All courses specifically identified in the preceding Common Program Prerequisites section of this catalog are also required in the Basic Core, and must be taken;

Core: Required, satisfies the CPP


- and two semesters equivalent within the following:


These satisfy the requirement for two semesters equivalent of science courses with labs designed for majors.

- or an alternate sequence,


These two semesters only count as one, and are considered as equivalent to the above course.

- or complete both


Lecture plus lab count as one semester.

- or


Select from the following courses; (4 Credit Hours)


Select from the following courses; (3 Credit Hours)


Select from the following courses; (12 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


  • Select from upper division or graduate (5000 level), statistics, mathematics, or computer science courses.
  • Selected courses in engineering or business may be used but must first be approved by the Statistics Department.

The following courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement:

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each course with a STA prefix.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all computer science and mathematics courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Take SOA Exam P (Probability) and report the score to the department.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admissions through The Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have satisfied course prerequisites before registering for a class.

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions are acceptable for Common Program Prerequisites if taken as part of the AA course work.
  • Computer Science: any COP programming language course will satisfy the CPP. However, the listed course is a prerequisite for Computer Sciences courses and still may need to be taken.
  • Biology: any 2 laboratory courses for majors with BSC, CHM, or PHY prefixes will satisfy the CPP. However the listed biology courses are also a core requirement and will need to be taken.
  • Statistics: although any STA 2XXX course will satisfy the CPP, the listed course is required in the program’s core and will still need to be taken.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Prior to enrolling in Chemistry, take Chemistry Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/
  • Prior to enrolling in Math, take Math Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/
  • Although all classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.

Freshman Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Select one course: (4 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • STA 4321 - Statistical Theory I Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Core Course Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • STA 4322 - Statistical Theory II Credit Hours: 3
  • Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

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