The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four-Year Plan: Statistics (BS, Data Science), Assumes MATH 198 and STAT 190 credit, as well as Minor in Computer Science

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100 Truman Symposium (1 cr)
TRU 110 Self & Society (3)
CS 180 Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
MATH 263 Calc. II (4)
Language Requirement I (3)

SPRING - Semester 2

STAT 101 Freshman Seminar (1)
BS CS 181 Intro to CS II (3)
ENG 190 Writing as Critical Thinking (3)
COMM 170 Public Speaking (3)
Language Requirement II (3)

FALL - Semester 3

STAT 220 Fundamentals of Data Science (3)
MATH 285 Matrix Algebra (3)
CS Minor; CS 260 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
Dialogues Coursework (6)

SPRING - Semester 4

STAT 250 Statistical Computing (3)
STAT 330 Introduction to Linear Model (3)
STAT Elective (3)
CS Minor Elective (3)
Dialogues - Lab Science (4)

FALL - Semester 5

STAT 398 Intermediate Seminar (1)
STAT 370 Probability (3)
STAT 310 WE Data Collection & Communication (3)
STAT 320 /WE Data Visualization (3)
Dialogues Coursework (6)

SPRING - Semester 6

BS Requirement - CS 430 (3)
STAT 420/520 Data Mining (3)
STAT Elective (3)
JINS (3)
Dialogues Coursework (3)

FALL - Semester 7

STAT 497/498 Capstone/Senior Seminar (3)
STAT 478 Regression Analysis (3)
STAT Elective (3)
Free Electives as desired (6 or more)

SPRING - Semester 8

STAT 400+ Elective (3)
CS Minor Elective (3)
Dialogues Coursework (6)
Free Electives as desired (2 or more)

Total Truman credits is below 120 assuming 8 credits from STAT 190 and MATH 198 to total 128 credits.

A minor in Computer Science requires the 9 additional hours shown. Students not interested in a CS minor may select other free electives.

Dialogues Curriculum: The Dialogues Curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above. 5-1-23

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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