Undergraduate Statistics Major

Majoring in Statistics @ UW-Madison

Planning for Your Statistics Major

It is important for you to understand what requirements you need to fulfill your academic goals. There are resources available to help you navigate the statistics major requirements and meet your academic goals.

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Major Requirements

The requirements for the statistics major are in addition to your college’s requirements. The Letters & Science and statistics major requirements can be found in The Guide: for Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Statistics and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics degrees for those who declare Fall 2019 and after.

For students who declared before Fall 2019, major requirements can be found on this pdf.

4-Year/3-Year Plans

Viewing example 4-year and 3-year plans are a great way to plan for your own academics and understand how to progress in the major. They are a tool to assist students and you should use it—along with their DARS report, the Degree Planner, and Course Search & Enroll tools—to make your own plan based on your placement scores, credit for transferred courses and approved examinations, and individual interests. It is common for your plan to change multiple times throughout your college career.

Sample 4-Year Plan: BS in Statistics
Sample 3-Year Plan: BS in Statistics
Sample 4-Year Plan: BA in Statistics
Sample 3-Year Plan: BA in Statistics
B.S. Additional 4-Year Plans
B.A. Additional 4-Year Plans
Common Double Majors with Statistics 4-Year Plans
Flow chart of major requirements

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are a great resource to you for all your academic questions and academic goals. It is recommended that you meet with your Statistics Academic Advisor at least once per year to make sure you are on track to graduate and meet your goals.

See the Advising in Statistics webpage for more information on how you can get in contact with a Statistics Academic Advisor.

Transfer Students

Welcome to UW-Madison and to the Statistics Department! The Statistics Department offers a high-quality undergraduate Statistics Major that provides rigorous training in the basic theory and methodology of statistics along with substantial experience with applications, including the design and analysis of scientific studies. We are glad to have you here!

Transfer Credits

View your transfer credits by going to My UW -> Student Center -> Academic Records -> Transfer Credit Evaluation

Have a transfer course that came in as STAT XXX or MATH XXX? Have it re-evaluated by going to https://registrar.wisc.edu/course-reevaluation-request/

Enrollment Questions

A statistics advisor will help you enroll in the courses you need for your first semester at SOAR

Have further enrollment questions after SOAR? Email the statistics advisors at advising@stat.wisc.edu

Declaration Process

Meet with a statistics advisor to declare the major!

We recommend you declare within your first semester at UW-Madison

See https://stat.wisc.edu/undergraduate-studies/undergraduate-advising/ for info on how to meet with an advisor