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)

 

desireem@utm.edu

           


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