Bachelor of Science

Oklahoma State University is the only institution in Oklahoma which offeres an undergraduate degree in Statistics. The undergraduate program in Statistics is an ideal choice for the person who is intrigued by mathematics and computing but wants to work directly with people.

Statisticians are concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. They work with people in virtually every known field of study. Since statistics is used as a decision-making tool in so many areas, it is an ideal combination for a double major or as a preparation for graduate school. Our program gives you a solid foundation in mathematics and computational skills, a sound working knowledge of statistics, and an introduction to some field of application.

The requirements for the Statistics degree resemble those for an applied mathematics degree with some of the more advanced courses in mathematics replaced by statistics courses. The greatest scholarship opportunities are available through the College of Arts and Sciences. The Statistics Department offers employment opportunities to students with good academic records who show leadership potential.

The undergraduate class in statistics is a small group who receives personal attention from faculty and the undergraduate advisor. Students also enjoy the benefits of interactions and learning experiences with graduate students.

There are four options for the Bachelor of Science Degree. All four options have the same Statistics Core Courses (25 hours), and the student can choose the remaining hours in an area of specialization for the major electives.

1. Bachelor of Science in Statistics - This degree is very flexible since the student can select upper-division courses in an area of specialization. Students with plans to earn an advanced degree in statistics should select this 4-year degree.

2. Bachelor of Science in Statistics with the Actuarial Science Option - This option guides the student through the statistics, business, and mathematics courses that support a career in actuarial science. 

3. Bachelor of Science in Statistics with the Business Essentials Option - This option identifies those courses a student must complete in order to apply to the MBA program in the Spears School of Business at OSU. Upon the successful completion of this option, a student can earn an MBA in one additional year.

4. Bachelor of Science in Statistics with the Data Science Option - Data Science is a rapidly growing field of study. Students combine their statistical decision making skills with data management skills. This option guides the student through a selection of statistics and management information systems courses that support a career or graduate degree in Data Science.

The degree requirements for this dynamic field of study are specified on the degree sheets.  

       Degree Sheets
      Statistics             Actuarial Science        Business Essentials        Data Science  
 2019-2020   2019-2020     2019-2020     2019-2020 

Past degree sheets:

2018-2019 Statistics BS Degree Sheet
2017-2018 Statistics BS Degree Sheet
2016-2017 Statistics BS Degree Sheet
2015-2016 Statistics BS Degree Sheet
2014-2015 Statistics BS Degree Sheet
2013-2014 Statistics BS Degree Sheet

Finish in Four Years - Here is an example of a schedule where you average 30 hours per academic year and graduate in four years.