Major Map

So you're interested in the QSS major. How can you figure out how to complete QSS requirements? The QSS "Major Map" below provides an example of how students complete QSS starting as a freshman.

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Keep in mind that this major map is an example of the kind of schedule a student can pursue. Students should not take it as the gospel; every student’s situation is unique. This should be used in conjunction with academic advising. Courses vary in credit, GER tags overlap, and a course may happen to fulfill a major requirement and a continued writing requirement! 


Students are required to take a minimum nine* quantitative courses as a part of the major in Quantitative Sciences, all of which are offered through the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods. Students will pair these quantitative courses with a substantive track (track requirements vary). Additional elective courses may need to be taken to fulfill 50 credit hours for the QSS degree. QSS or substantive field courses can constitute additional electives.

*If you declared before Fall 2017, you will take a minimum of seven quantitative courses. If you declared Fall 2017 and after, you will take a minimum of nine quantitative courses (QTM 150 and QTM 151 are new requirements)

First Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM 110: Intro to Scientific Methods 

3

QTM 150: Intro to Stat Computing I 

1

MATH 111: Calculus I 

3

Math & Quantitative Reasoning

FSEM course

3

First-Year Seminar

HLTH 100: It's Your Health 

1

Personal Health

PACE 101

1

Req for first semester freshmen (S/U course)

Course of your choice

3

15 total hours

Second Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM 151: Intro to Stat Computing II

1

 

FWRT course 

3-4

First-Year Writing Requirement 

SNT course

3-4

Science, Nature, Technology 

HAP course

3-4

Humanities, Arts, Performance 

Course of your choice

3

 

Course of your choice

3

16-18 total hours

Third Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM 120: Math for Quantitative Sciences 4 Math & Quantitative Reasoning
HAL Course 1 3-5 Humanities, Arts, Language
SNT course w/ lab 5 Science, Nature, Technology 
PED course 1 Physical Education and Dance
QSS track elective  3  
16-18 total hours

Fourth Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM 210: Probability & Statistics 4 Math & Quantitative Reasoning
QSS track elective 3  
WRT course 4 Continued Writing 
HAL course II 3-5 Humanities, Arts, Language
Course of your choice 3  
17-19 total hours

Fifth Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM 220: Regression Analysis 4 Math & Quantitative Reasoning
QTM upper-level elective 3-4  
QSS track elective 3  
WRT course 4 Continued Writing
PED course 1 Physical Education and Dance
Course of your choice 3

 

18-19 total hours

Sixth Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM upper-level elective 3-4  
QSS track elective  3  
HSC course 3-4 History, Society, Cultures
HAP course 3-4 Humanities, Arts, Performance
Course of your choice 3  
15-18 total hours

Seventh Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

QTM upper-level elective 3-4  
QSS track elective  3  
WRT course
4  Continued Writing
Course of your choice 3  
Course of your choice 3  
16-17 total hours

Eighth Semester

Course Title

Hours

GER

HSC course 3-4 History, Society, Cultures
QSS track elective 3  
Course of your choice 3  
Course of your choice 3  
Course of your choice 3  
15-16 total hours