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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Science, Mathematics Specialization (Northern Virginia Community College)
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Program description
The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in either operations research or statistics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis. The curriculum of the programs is run jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

In the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences can choose a concentration of statistics, which teaches students how mathematical models used in the investigation of uncertain phenomena are developed and applied to experimental and non-experimental data.
Career opportunities
  • Statistics can be used in a wide variety of fields within science, technology, business, medicine, and social sciences.  
  • Gain knowledge or take courses in a specific field of interest, such as medicine or finance, to pair with skills in statistics, math, and computers.
  • The job outlook for statisticians is very strong because businesses have more access to data than ever before and that data requires analysis.
  • Most “statistician” and upper level research jobs in either government or industry will require at least a master’s degree.
  • An undergraduate degree in statistics can be used in a variety of business settings if combined with relevant experience and skills.  Choose concentrations or minors that will enhance a degree in statistics. Take courses in forecasting and applied time series which are particularly sought after by employers.  Plan to complete one or more internships.
  • Some positions in business, such as sales and management, are open to any major. Seek experiences and build skills that will help you prepare for these jobs.
  • Strong communication skills are critical in the field of statistics in order to communicate statistical information clearly to people who do not have technical backgrounds. Writing and presentation skills are also frequently used.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Business Intelligence Analysts (consulting)
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Cost Estimator
  • Database Architects
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analysts and Consultants  
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Social Sciences Research Assistant
  • Statistical Assistant
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Statistician
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 201 or higher
Science required
  • 3-4 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0 overall GPA and major GPA to graduate.

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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Science, Mathematics Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Register for SDV 100 or 101.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Statistics through the NOVA career planning system.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the Statistics department website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Statistics department-related events.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a resume.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Register for SDV 100 or 101.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Statistics through the NOVA career planning system.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the Statistics department website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Statistics department-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a resume.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Science, Mathematics Specialization)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDVSDV 100 or SDV 101UNIV 1011Elective
ENG 101College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
HistorySelect 1: HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HIS 111 History of World Civilization I OR HIS 112 History of World Civilization II OR HIS 121 United States History I OR HIS 122 United States History IIHIST3General education
MTH 263MTH 263 Calculus IMATH 2004Major
CSTCST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to Communication OR CST 126 Interpersonal CommunicationSPCH 1213Elective
Social/Behavioral Science #1Select 1: PLS 135 American National Politics OR PLS 211 United States Government I OR PSY 200 Principles of Psychology OR SOC 200 Principles of Sociology OR SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I VCU equivalent3General education
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 264MTH 264 Calculus IIMATH 2014Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I OR ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II OR MUS 121 Music Appreciation I OR PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I OR REL 231 Religions of the World I VCU equivalent3General education
Science #1Select 1: BIO 101 General Biology I OR CHM 111 General Chemistry I OR PHY 201 General College Physics I (Must select a sequence)BIOL/Z 151 or CHEM/Z 101 or PHYS 2014Major
MTH 265MTH 265 Calculus IIIMATH 3074Major
Social/Behavioral Science #2PLS 241 International Relations IPOLI 1053General education
CSC 200Introduction to Computer ScienceCMSC 2103Elective
Science #2Select 1: BIO 102 General Biology II OR CHM 112 General Chemistry II OR PHY 202 General College Physics II (Must select a sequence)BIOL/Z 152 or CHEM/Z 102 or PHYS 2024Major
Math #1MTH 266 Linear AlgebraMATH 3103Major
Math #2MTH 267 Differential EquationsMATH 3013Elective
CSC 201CSC 201 Computer Science ICMSC 2554Elective
Humanities/Fine Arts(Select 1): CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature IIVCU equivalent3General education
ElectiveMTH 245 Statistics I STAT 2123Major
Northern Virginia Credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in statistics
Foreign language through the 102 level. (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school. Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.)0 to 8General education
Select another course in the natural sciences that is not from the general education science and technology list. This course must be in a science different from the sequence chosen at NOVA. 3 to 5Major
MATH 211 or MATH 300Mathematical Structures or Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning3Major
SSOR 490Developing Professional Skills in Operations Research and Statistics3Major
SSOR 495Expositions in Statistical Sciences and Operations Research1Major
STAT 305Intermediate Statistics3Major
STAT 309Introduction to Probability Theory3Major
STAT 310Introduction to Statistical Inference3Major
STAT 321Introduction to Statistical Computing3Major
SSOR/STATSelect 18 credits of statistics concentration electives to complete major requirement; see VCU advisor for course options18Major
Electives: consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.19Elective
Credits completed at VCU59
Bachelor's degree total120
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