- What is the Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) major?
- How many courses / credit hours do I need to complete the AMS major?
- What kind of QTM courses will I take?
- What kind of applied math and computer science courses will I take?
- Can I double major in AMS and another subject? Will the same courses count toward both majors?
- I have AP Statistics credit. Does this credit count towards any courses in the major?
- Will I graduate in time if I pursue the AMS major?
- Where can I declare this major?
- Have additional questions?
The AMS major is joint offering from QTM and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Math/CS) that gives you training in both statistical analysis and quantitative research.
A combination of 20 courses, totaling 58+ credit hours, is required to complete the major. You’ll take a minimum of seven quantitative/statistics courses offered by QTM, and 13 math and computer science courses offered by Math/CS. Take a look at the checklist or our course page for specific curriculum requirements.
- QTM 110: Introduction to Scientific Methods
- QTM 220: Regression Analysis
- Three upper-level elective courses (elective course topics change every semester and include topics like Machine Learning, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Experimental Methods, Game Theory I/II, Survey Research Methods, Computational Modeling, Longitudinal/Panel Data Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Natural Language Processing, and Computational Linguistics)
Effective Fall 2017, newly declared majors will take the following additional two courses:
- QTM 150: Intro to Statistical Computing I
- QTM 151: Intro to Statistical Computing II
The applied math and computer science courses offered by Math/CS include calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, differential equations, modeling, mathematical statistics, optimization, numerical methods, computer programming, and introduction to algorithms and data structures.
Yes, you can double major:
- You can complete one major, two majors, or one major and one minor.
- You can only double count two courses between any two majors or a major and a minor. That means that if you pursue AMS a Political Science major, a maximum of two courses between these two majors can overlap.
- A number of double majors may not be allowed. Check with your faculty advisor, staff in MATH/CS, or Ann Powers to ensure your double major is allowed.
- Double majoring can affect your ability to graduate on time; you will need to map out your schedule carefully to ensure you can complete two majors in four years
No. Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics exam may receive general credit towards the 124 academic hours for graduation; however, the course does not substitute for QTM 100 or any requirements in the AMS major.
Every course of study is different. We’ll sit down with you and review your particular plan so that you know what to expect. E-mail Ann Powers, Academic Department Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Math/CS department.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science oversees the AMS major. Please e-mail email@example.com, or visit the department to declare and obtain an advisor.