Statistics, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Statistics


department website: https://stat.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Statistics Faculty

advising: Statistics advising


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: stat-office@illinois.edu


Statistics is the science of modeling, summarizing, and analyzing data, and of using mathematics and computing tools to make predictions and decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statistical ideas are applicable in any area involving quantitative measurement and in almost every area of scholarly pursuit. The major, administered by the Department of Statistics, is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts of statistical inference and a familiarity with the methods of applied statistical analysis. A major in statistics will prepare students for a career in business, industry, or government, and for further graduate study in statistics or in a related area.

Undergraduate degree programs in Statistics

Statistics, BSLAS

Statistics & Computer Sciences, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Statistics


Departmental distinction: To graduate with distinction requires a specified minimum grade point average in all Computer Science, Statistics, and Mathematics courses listed below. A GPA of 3.25 is required for Distinction, 3.5 for High Distinction, and 3.75 for Highest Distinction.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 70-72 hours.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


Calculus through MATH 241 - Calculus III11-12
Select one from:
Applied Linear Algebra
Abstract Linear Algebra
STAT 200Statistical Analysis3
or STAT 212 Biostatistics
STAT 400Statistics and Probability I4
STAT 410Statistics and Probability II3
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design3
Select four of the following:12
Analysis of Variance
Sampling and Categorical Data
Statistical Consulting
Statistical Computing
Time Series Analysis
Topics in Applied Statistics
Statistical Data Management
Professional Statistics
Elementary Real Analysis
Real Variables
Advanced Data Analysis
Data Science Foundations