The STAT program has three areas of emphasis. The mathematical statistics option provides preparation for graduate school in statistics. The applied statistics option is designed for the student wishing to become a professional statistician but not planning to attend graduate school. The actuarial science option is intended for the student wanting to become an actuary or pursue a graduate degree in actuarial science.
The STAT and CNA programs offer the following majors jointly: Network Modeling and Simulation and Information Technology Security . The majors are listed below, but described more fully in the CNA section of the catalog. CNA minors are listed and described in the CNA section.
A STAT minor is useful for students in fields where data is collected and used to make decisions or who plan to attend graduate school.
Students are eligible to apply for admission to the major or minor after the following courses have been successfully completed:
- Statistics major: MATH 221, 222, STAT 229, 321, or equivalent.
- Network Modeling and Simulation major: CSCI 201, MATH 211, STAT 229, CNA 397 and 425.
- Information Technology Security major: CNA 397, CSCI 201, and MATH 221.
- Statistics minor: STAT 229, 321, or equivalent.
At the time of application, students must have at least 6 credits in the major from SCSU and at least a 2.5 GPA in all major or minor courses and all college-level courses. Once admitted, they must earn at least a C in all major or minor courses and maintain at least a 2.4 GPA in the major or minor to graduate.