Statistics and Data Science (STAT)

At St. Olaf, students can combine their interests in statistics with any major and acquire a background that leads to graduate study and abundant career opportunities.

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Semester

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Most students begin with Stat 212: Statistics for the Sciences. Students with AP Statistics (4 or 5) should begin with MSCS 264: Intro to Data Science.

Some students can take Stat 212 or MSCS 264 in their first year. Often there is not space in courses to meet first year student demand. Taking your first Stats/MSCS course your sophomore year allows plenty of time to complete the Statistics and Data Science concentration.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • AP scores of 4 or 5 may be sufficient preparation for Stat 272. Since many students have not had exposure to statistical software (R) we encourage beginning MSCS 264: Intro to Data Science before Stat 272.
  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs are done in consultation with the Registrar, the Statistics Program Director and MSCS Chair.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Statistics – Paul Roback (roback@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020