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What will I learn?

Arts and Sciences students may major or minor in statistics under the supervision of the faculty of the Business Analytics and Statistics (BAS) Department in the Haslam College of Business. The major is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in statistics or for professional work in various applications of statistical methods, including applications in the natural and social sciences, business and industry. Contact the BAS Department for further information on careers in statistics and appropriate courses to take. It is highly recommended that a student majoring in statistics have a minor in an area of application.

Major Requirements

The major requires 30 hours including the following:

Select one course:

  • STAT 201 - Introduction to Statistics *
  • STAT 251 - Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers


  • BAS 320 - Regression Modeling
  • BAS 310 - Analytic Models for Decision Optimization or BAS 340 - Experimental Methods and Process Improvement or INMT 342 - Introduction to Database Systems (with instructor approval or business minor)
  • BAS 471 - Statistical Methods

Select two courses:

  • MATH 241 - Calculus III
  • MATH 251 - Matrix Algebra I
  • or upper-division mathematics courses

Select two courses:

  • BAS 474 - Data Mining and Business Analytics
  • BAS 475 - Applied Time Series and Forecasting
  • MATH 423 - Probability
  • MATH 424 - Stochastic Processes
  • MATH 425 - Statistics

Select two technical electives:

  • Select two upper-division courses in consultation with your advisor.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,664.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,



37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5

TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523

TOEFL (iBT) score of 70

Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

Application Deadline: Spring: October 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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