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: Bachelor of Science in Statistics (Data Science)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society
MATH 198: Calculus I
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Language Requirement I

SPRING - Semester 2

STAT 101: Freshman Seminar
CS 170/180: Intro to Computer Science I/Foundations of Computer Science I
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
MATH 263: Calculus II
Language Requirement II

FALL - Semester 3

STAT 220: Fundamentals of Data Science
MATH 285: Matrix Algebra
BS CS 181: Foundations of CS II or CS/STEM
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

STAT 250: Statistical Computing
STAT 330: Introduction to Linear Model
STAT 320 or 420
Dialogues coursework
Dialogues - Lab Science

FALL - Semester 5

STAT 398: Intermediate Seminar
STAT 370: Probability
STAT 310: Data Collection and Communication
STAT Elective
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

BS Requirement - CS 430
STAT 320 or 420
STAT/CS Elective
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 7

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

SPRING - Semester 8

STAT 400+ Elective
Dialogues coursework
Free Electives as desired (6 or more)

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.

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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