Department of Statistics Major & Minor Degrees
B.S. in Statistics
The Bachelor of Science degree program trains students in data analysis, statistical theory, computing, and communication—the tools and skills needed to extract knowledge from data. Students who graduate with a major in statistics are well prepared for a wide variety of careers in which quantitative skills and analytical reasoning are valued or for further study at the graduate level in the field of Statistics or a related discipline. The curriculum for the B.S. in Statistics follows guidelines established by the American Statistical Association. To enroll in a course that requires pre-requisite course(s), it is recommended that a student earns a grade of C or higher in the pre-requisite course(s).
B.S. in Data Science
The Bachelor of Science degree program will provide necessary background in mathematics and build a strong foundation in Data Science, covering data structures, algorithms and database management, data collection, data mining, machine learning, modeling, and inference. Students graduating with a B.S. in Data Science will know how to develop software, design and maintain databases, process data in distributed environments, analyze the data using techniques from statistics, data mining and machine learning, provide visualizations of the data or the results of analysis, and assist decision makers. The program will include experiential learning via a capstone course, which will focus on applying the acquired knowledge and skills in a real-world data analytics project. To enroll in a course that requires pre-requisite course(s), it is recommended that a student earns a grade of C or higher in the pre-requisite course(s).
Minor in Statistics
An undergraduate minor in statistics requires the completion of 15 semester hours of 4000-level statistics coursework. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, as required by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and should be taken at UGA. To enroll in a course that requires pre-requisite course(s), it is recommended that a student earns a grade of C or higher in the pre-requisite course(s).
6000 Level Statistics Courses
6000-level Statistics courses will be open to Statistics and Data Science Majors only. Exceptions will be made by the discretion of the Statistics Undergraduate Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.