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Behavioral Statistics

Behavioral Statistics Major

This degree is a joint effort between the Department of Statistics and the Department of Psychology . It is recommended that a student wishing to obtain a degree in Behavioral Statistics consult with an adviser in both departments. This major prepares students for careers involving collecting and analyzing data on human behavior, for example, in Medicare, insurance, market research, or health, educational and social services. Graduates of this program are expected to have good quantitative reasoning skills and to have strong people skills. Note: this curriculum also fulfills requirements for the major in Psychology.

Major Requirements

Major: Behavioral Statistics

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
UNIV 189Skills For Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take UNIV 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
One Course in Upper Level Writing: Select from current general education list3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R):
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Science & Technology (S):
BIOL 126Human Biology3
CHEM 117
Chemical Concepts and Applications
and Chem Concepts and Applications Lab
CSCI 114Microcomputer Packages3-4
or CSCI 116 Business Use of Computers
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B):
ANTH 111Introduction to Anthropology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D):
ANTH 111Introduction to Anthropology3
Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list
Total Credits40-41

College Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences*

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 12 credits Humanities and Social Sciences* and proficiency at the second year level in a modern foreign language.


 Humanities and Social Sciences may be fulfilled by any course having the following prefix: ADHM, ANTH, ARCH, ART, CJ, CLAS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HDFS, HIST, LA, LANG, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, RELS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WGS, or any course from the approved list of general education courses in humanities and social sciences (general education categories A and B). These credits must come from outside the department of the student’s major.

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements40
College of Science and Mathematics Requirements6-12
Behavioral Statistics Requirements
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC Elective200-400 Level Electives6
PSYC 350Research Methods I3
PSYC 351Research Methods II3
PSYC Elecitve400 Level Elective3
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
STAT 462Introduction to Experimental Design3
STAT 470Statistical SAS Programming3
or STAT 471 Introduction to the R Language
Select one of the following:1-3
History & Systems
Honors Thesis
Related Courses Required
MATH 103College Algebra (if needed as a prerequisite) Or Higher Level3
Select one course from 3 of the following 4 groups (A-D)
Group A - Social/Personality: 3
Organizational Psychology
Experimental Social Psychology
Group B - Perception/Cognition:3
Sensation & Perception
Memory And Knowledge
Attention & Thinking
Group C - Biological Bases of Behavior:3
Health Psychology
Group D - Individual Differences:3
Experimental Developmental Psychology
The Psychology Of Aging
Advanced Psychopathology
Child Psychopathology and Therapy
Group E - Select two of the following:6
Applied Survey Sampling
Nonparametric Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics
Time Series
Degree Requirements: Potential of 28 elective credits to reach 12228
Total Credits122-130

Program notes

  • Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.