Behavioral Statitics

Major Requirements

Major: Behavioral Statistics

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
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) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

College Requirements

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

Major Requirements

Behavioral Statistics Requirements
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC Elective200-400 Level Electives6
PSYC 350Research Methods I3
PSYC 351Research Methods II3
PSYC Elective400 Level Elective3
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
STAT 462Introduction to Experimental Design (Capstone)3
STAT 470Statistical SAS Programming3
or STAT 471 Introduction to the R Language
Select one of the following:2-3
History & Systems
Honors Thesis
Related Courses Required
ANTH 111Introduction to Anthropology (May satisfy general education category B and D)3
BIOL 126Human Biology (May satisfy general education category S)3
CSCI 114Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)3 or 4
or CSCI 116 Business Use of Computers
MATH 103College Algebra (or higher level if needed as a prerequisite)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)3
STAT 330Introductory 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
Organizational Psychology
Personality
Experimental Social Psychology
Group B - Perception/Cognition:3
Sensation & Perception
Memory And Knowledge
Attention & Thinking
Group C - Biological Bases of Behavior:3
Psychobiology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
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
Total Credits64-66

Program notes

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