Dual Degree B.S./M.S.

Going further, doing more

The Dual Degree Program in Statistics (B.S.) and Applied Statistics (M.S.) enables a UWL student to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree with a statistics major and a Master of Science degree in applied statistics in five years. Students in this dual degree program should complete the following by the end of their junior year:

MTH 207 Calculus I 5
MTH 208 Calculus II 4
MTH 309 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations 4
MTH 310 Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus 4

MTH 371
  or MTH 407
  or STAT 448

Numerical Methods
Real Analysis I (requires MTH 225)
Operations Research


STAT 245 Probability & Statistics 4
STAT 345 Statistical Computing 3
STAT 440 Statistical Consulting 1
STAT 445 Correlation and Regression Analysis 3
STAT 446 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments 3
CS 120 Software Design I 4
Total Credits 38

During the senior year, students will complete the Group I courses and 12 credits from Group II. In the fifth year, students will complete an additional 6 credits from Group II. A 6 credit graduate capstone research experience in STAT 796 or STAT 799 is also required for completion of the program. Undergraduates may take up to 9 graduate credits total while still undergraduate students.

Group I
STAT 541 Mathematical Statistics I 3
STAT 542 Mathematical Statistics II 3
Group II
STAT 543 Categorical Data Analysis 3
STAT 547 Nonparametric Statistics 3
STAT 549 Applied Multivariate Statistics 3
STAT 762 Bayesian Statistics 3
STAT 763 Survey of Modern Statistical Software 3
STAT 764 Statistical Learning 3
STAT 766 Biostatistics 3
Graduate Capstone Experience

STAT 796
   or STAT 799

Graduate Project in Applied Statistics
Master's Thesis

Students may be accepted into the dual degree program anytime before they have completed 75 undergraduate credit hours. Applicants for undergraduate admission to UWL may request admission into the dual degree program. In order to remain in the program students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in all undergraduate major courses and 3.00 GPA in all graduate courses. Award of the Bachelor of Science degree will occur upon completion of 120 credits, the statistics major requirements, the CSH college core requirements, and the general university requirements. Students must have graduate student status before registering for their fourth graduate course (normally in the second semester of their senior year). Award of the Master of Science degree in applied statistics will occur after the completion of the B.S. and the M.S. in applied statistics requirements.

Contact the M.S. in Applied Statistics Program Director for application information. See the online graduate catalog for more information about the Applied Statistics Master of Science Program.