# Major Studies

Students wishing to study statistics at the BA level at Boston University may do so by pursuing a major in mathematics, with specialty in statistics. The requirements for this program of study are detailed below.

## Requirements for a Major in Mathematics, with Specialty in Statistics

**Lower Division Courses
**

- Calculus: CAS MA 123 and 124, or 127, or 129, or equivalent;
- Multivariate Calculus: CAS MA 225 or 230;
- Linear Algebra: CAS MA 242 or 442;
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics: CAS MA 213, 214;
- Introduction to Computer Science: CAS CS 111.

**Upper Division ****Courses**

- CAS MA 416 Analysis of Variance
- CAS MA 575 Linear Models
- Two of the following three courses:
- CAS MA 581 Probability
- CAS MA 582 Mathematical Statistics
- CAS MA 583 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

- Four additional CAS mathematics courses are required:
- two at the 200 level or above,
- two chosen from among MA 500–599 and MA 684.

## Timeline for Specialty in Statistics

### Notes:

- MA581 should be taken junior year or, at the latest, summer of senior year.
- Electives should be chosen in conjunction with a Statistics advisor.
- With AP credit, good grades, and an early start, a 4-year BA/MA program is often feasible. If interested, please speak with a Statistics advisor.
- For all other degree requirements (e.g., Divisional Studies, Core, etc.), please be sure to see a CAS advisor.