Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing data and generating useful information in the form of inference and prediction. Thanks to the explosive increase in data availability, Statistics now plays a crucial role in almost all areas of industry and research.  Statistics provides companies and governments with various quantitative tools to extract useful information from complex data and helps them to make well-informed and sound decisions.

The Division of Statistics and Data Science aims to provide a solid and well-rounded education on modern statistics. Our undergraduate program focuses on the following three aspects:

• Statistical Theory: Learning the theories in probability and statistics that provide foundations of modern statistical methods
• Statistical Modeling: Understand and apply various statistical modeling methods for data collection, analysis, and prediction.
• Statistical Computation: Use statistical software to organize data, visualize information, and apply various statistical methods

## Curriculum Guide and Handbooks

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Statistics/Actuarial Sciences option.

## Program Focus

The program offers core courses on statistical and computational foundations in modeling and data analysis:

• Basic concepts in probability and statistics
• Mathematical statistics
• Applied statistics
• Time series
• Statistical computing with SAS and R
• Survival analysis and logistical regression
• Applied Bayesian analysis

In addition, the program provides statistical consulting training or capstone experience.

## Careers

LinkedIn rated Statistical Analysis and Data Mining as the top skills that led to employment in 2014. FORBES rates Statistics No.2 best Master’s Degree for jobs in 2015. Common career paths for statisticians include:

• Financial institutions including banks and Insurance companies,
• Government agencies including census bureau and bureau of labor statistics
• IT companies related to e-commerce, internet service, etc.
• Statistical or business consulting agency

## Program Description

• BA in Mathematics: Statistics/Actuarial Sciences - Curriculum Guide
• The following statistics courses are offered as a part of the core curriculum:
• MATH1060      Calculus I
• MATH1062      Calculus II
• STAT2037       Probability and Statistics I
• MATH2063      Multivariable Calculus
• MATH2076      Linear Algebra
• MATH3001      Introduction to Abstract Math
• STAT3038       Probability and Statistics II
• STAT5121       Mathematical Statistics I
• STAT5122       Mathematical Statistics II
• STAT5131       Applied Statistics I
• STAT5132       Applied Statistics II
• STAT5141       Time Series
• STAT5142       Survival Analysis and Logistic Regression
• STAT5143       Applied Bayesian Analysis
• STAT5144       Nonparametric Statistics
• STAT5145       Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus
• STAT5151       Statistical Consulting
• STAT5171       Statistical Machine Learning
• A&S College Graduation Requirements: To graduate from the UC College of Arts and Sciences, students must:
• Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
• Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
• Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
• Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the university.
• Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).
• Complete the College Core Requirements.
• Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.
• Honors and High Honors
• Departmental Honors: Departmental honors in mathematics requires a 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of four select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
• Departmental High Honors: Department high honors requires a 3.75 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of six select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee. The final decision concerning honors rests with the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

## Program Focuses

The program offers core courses on statistical and computational foundations in modeling and data analysis:

• Basic concepts in probability and statistics
• Mathematical statistics
• Applied statistics
• Time series
• Statistical computing with SAS and R
• Survival analysis and logistical regression
• Applied Bayesian analysis

In addition, the program provides statistical consulting training or capstone experience.

## Careers

LinkedIn rated Statistical Analysis and Data Mining as the top skills that led to employment in 2014. FORBES rates Statistics No.2 best Master’s Degree for jobs in 2015. Common career paths for statisticians include:

• Financial institutions including banks and Insurance companies,
• Government agencies including census bureau and bureau of labor statistics
• IT companies related to e-commerce, internet service, etc.
• Statistical or business consulting agency

## Program Description

• BS in Mathematics: Statistics/Actuarial Sciences - Curriculum Guide
• The following statistics courses are offered as a part of the core curriculum:
• MATH1060      Calculus I
• MATH1062      Calculus II
• STAT2037       Probability and Statistics I
• MATH2063      Multivariable Calculus
• MATH2076      Linear Algebra
• MATH3001      Introduction to Abstract Math
• STAT3038       Probability and Statistics II
• STAT5121       Mathematical Statistics I
• STAT5122       Mathematical Statistics II
• STAT5131       Applied Statistics I
• STAT5132       Applied Statistics II
• STAT5141       Time Series
• STAT5142       Survival Analysis and Logistic Regression
• STAT5143       Applied Bayesian Analysis
• STAT5144       Nonparametric Statistics
• STAT5145       Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus
• STAT5151       Statistical Consulting
• STAT5171       Statistical Machine Learning
• A&S College Graduation Requirements: To graduate from the UC College of Arts and Sciences, students must:
• Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
• Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
• Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
• Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the university.
• Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).
• Complete the College Core Requirements.
• Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.
• Honors and High Honors
• Departmental Honors: Departmental honors in mathematics requires a 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of four select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
• Departmental High Honors: Department high honors requires a 3.75 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of six select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee. The final decision concerning honors rests with the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

After referring to the detailed information in the department webpage, apply online at Undergraduate Admissions

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an undergraduate minor in Mathematics for students majoring in another area. It is offered to students in any college at the University of Cincinnati. Advanced placement and calculus transfer credit can be counted toward the minor.

• Total credit hours required: 24
• Required Courses:
• MATH1061      Calculus I (4 credits)
• MATH1062      Calculus II (4 credits)
• MATH2063      Multivariable Calculus (4 credits)
• MATH2076      Linear Algebra (3 credits)
• Pre-requisite for Upper Level Statistics Courses:
• STAT2037       Probability and Statistics I
• STAT3038       Probability and Statistics II
• Students must complete an additional 9 credits (3 courses) of selected upper division mathematics and statistics courses, chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor. Here are recommended courses offered by the Division of Statistics:
• STAT5121       Mathematical Statistics I
• STAT5122       Mathematical Statistics II
• STAT5131       Applied Statistics I
• STAT5132       Applied Statistics II
• STAT5141       Time Series
• STAT5142       Survival Analysis and Logistic Regression
• STAT5143       Applied Bayesian Analysis
• STAT5144       Nonparametric Statistics
• STAT5145       Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus
• STAT5151       Statistical Consulting
• STAT5171       Statistical Machine Learning

Click here to declare the minor online

## Contact

Seongho Song
Associate Professor Division of Statistics and Data Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
5402 French Hall
513-556-4806
songso@ucmail.uc.edu