WHAT IS
STATISTICS?
Statistics is a field
that studies data. A statistician is involved with collecting, summarizing, and
interpreting this data. Many problems in statistics are motivated by the world
around us. For these problems, there is often an inherent degree of variability
among the data points. Statistics helps us find solutions to these problems by
using techniques to deal with this uncertainty in the
data.
WHO
SHOULD CONSIDER THE STATISTICS TRACK OR STATISTICS MINOR?
A person who
likes to solve practical problems.
A person who likes working with numbers.
A person who likes working with people.
A person who likes
computers.
WHAT ARE
THE ADVANTAGES IN TAKING STATISTICS COURSES?
It
will increase your chance of getting a good job by increasing your
marketability.
It will increase your analytical reasoning.
It is
applicable to a wide variety of disciplines.
WHAT
CAREERS USE STATISTICS?
Careers
that incorporate statistics can be found in a wide variety of disciplines. Here
are a few examples of fields which use statistics.
AGRICULTURE Agronomy Crop
Research Forestry Wildlife Management 
BUSINESS Economics Market
Research Actuarial Science 
INDUSTRY Manufacturing Reliability Quality Improvement 
COMPUTER
SCIENCE Software
Design Statistical Programming 
CAREERS 
HEALTH
SCIENCES Pharmacology Medical Research 
GOVERNMENT Center for Disease
Control Census
Bureau Federal Drug
Administration Department of
Agriculture EPA 
SCIENTIFIC
DISCIPLINES Biology Chemistry Engineering Astronomy Genetics Space Science 
OTHER
DISCIPLINES Psychology Sociology Telecommunications Education Sports 
WHAT ARE
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING THE STATISTICS TRACK WITHIN THE MATHEMATICS
MAJOR?
PREREQUISITES 
MATH 251 – Calculus
I MATH 252 – Calculus
II 
REQUIRED
COURSES 
MATH 210 –
Elementary Statistics and Probability MATH 241 –
Foundations of Mathematics MATH 310 – Linear
Algebra MATH 320 –
Multivariate Calculus MATH 340 –
Numerical Analysis MATH 365 –
Regression Analysis MATH 451 –
Applications and Modeling MATH 455 – Design
of Experiments MATH 461 –
Probability and Statistics I MATH 462 –
Probability and Statistics II MATH 465 –
Statistical Computing MATH 481 – Real
Analysis I 
WHAT ARE
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING THE STATISTICS MINOR?
PREREQUISITES 
MATH 210 –
Elementary Statistics and Probability MATH 251 – Calculus
I MATH 252 – Calculus
II 
REQUIRED
COURSE 
MATH 461 –
Probability and Statistics I 
SELECTED
COURSES (AT
LEAST 9 HOURS)

MATH 365 –
Regression Analysis MATH 455 – Design
of Experiments MATH 462 –
Probability and Statistics II MATH 465 –
Statistical Computing 
WHAT
GRADUATE SCHOOLS HAVE ACCEPTED FORMER UT MARTIN STUDENTS INTO THEIR STATISTICS
PROGRAMS?
Bowling Green State
University
Emory
University
Georgia State
University
Mississippi State
University
Texas A&M
University
University of
Louisville
University of
Wyoming
Kansas State University
WHO
SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Mr. Tom Eskew
(Interim Chair)
Department of Mathematics
and Statistics
University of Tennessee
at Martin
424 Holt Humanities
Building
Martin, Tennessee
38238
Phone: (731) 587 –
7360
Email: teskew@utm.edu
WHO ARE
THE STATISTICS FACULTY?

Desiree'
McCullough, Ph.D. 


(Oklahoma State
University) 


