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: Behavioral Statistics
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 122
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|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. *||12|
|Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences *||6|
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.
|Behavioral Statistics Requirements|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC Elective||200-400 Level Electives||6|
|PSYC 350||Research Methods I||3|
|PSYC 351||Research Methods II||3|
|PSYC Elective||400 Level Elective||3|
|STAT 331||Regression Analysis||2|
|STAT 462||Introduction to Experimental Design (Capstone)||3|
|STAT 470||Statistical SAS Programming||3|
|or STAT 471||Introduction to the R Language|
|Select one of the following:||2-3|
|History & Systems|
|Related Courses Required|
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology (May satisfy general education category B and D)||3|
|BIOL 126||Human Biology (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3 or 4|
|or CSCI 116||Business Use of Computers|
|MATH 103||College Algebra (or higher level if needed as a prerequisite)||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|Select one course from 3 of the following 4 groups (A-D)|
|Group A - Social/Personality:||3|
|Experimental Social Psychology|
|Group B - Perception/Cognition:||3|
|Sensation & Perception|
|Memory And Knowledge|
|Attention & Thinking|
|Group C - Biological Bases of Behavior:||3|
|Group D - Individual Differences:||3|
|Experimental Developmental Psychology|
|The Psychology Of Aging|
|Child Psychopathology and Therapy|
|Group E - Select two of the following:||6|
|Applied Survey Sampling|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
- Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.