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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

5 Year Mathematics BS/Statistics MS

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This is a unique program where a student can obtain both a BS in Mathematics and MS in Statistics in five years through a specialized course sequence. The program requires 12 fewer credits than if both degrees were earned separately.

Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements for Mathematics BS

  1. A C- or better is needed in each class counted towards your major and your grade point average must be at least 2.25 in these MATH classes. You must take at least 15 upper division (3000 or above) MATH credits (5 classes) at CU Denver.
  2. The semester you graduate, you must:
    1. Complete the MFAT Exam and participate in an exit interview. These requirements will be scheduled through the department Administrative Assistant (303-315-1702).
    2. Complete a senior survey.
  3. To graduate as a Mathematics major, must have a minimum of 30 hours of resident credit (letter grades received at CU Denver). Furthermore, 21 out of the last 30 hours must be taken in CU Denver CLAS courses. Finally, at least 15 upper-division mathematics credits must be taken at CU Denver. For the most current CLAS residency requirements, please visit: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/clas-advising
  4. Students with at least a 3.5 major grade point average, at least 3.2 overall grade point average, and who have done an honors project are eligible to graduate with honors. See an advisor (or the honors advising sheet) for details.

Program Requirements for Statistics MS

  1. Students must apply for admission into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program to the Director of the Program in Statistics after completing MATH 1401, 2411, 2421, 3000, 3191, and 3382.
  2. Students must present 30 hours of course work (which are broken into 4 components as detailed below) and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above for the M.S. degree.
  3. At least 24 of these hours must consist of graduate level (numbered 5000 or higher) courses with the MATH prefix.
  4. The remaining 6 hours must be either MATH courses numbered 5000 or above or pre-approved courses outside the department numbered 4000 or above. 
  5. Students must complete a written project and pass a final oral exam.

Note that the MATH 5310, MATH 5320, MATH 5387, and MATH 6330 courses used for the B.S. portion of the degree apply to the 30 hours of course work and satisfy the core requirement discussed below.

Up to 9 semester hours of prior course work may be transferred in (subject to approval); these must be at the 5000 level or above with a B-­ or better grade. Courses already applied toward a prior degree (graduate or undergraduate) cannot be used toward the M.S. degree in Statistics. Additionally, the following MATH courses will NOT count toward a graduate degree:  MATH 5000-5009, 5010, 5012­-5015, 5017, 5198, 5250, and 5830.

Following completion of course work, all students must complete a written project and pass a final oral exam.  The project is developed as a student-centered independent research component within MATH 5960 unless the student has chosen the thesis option. For students choosing the thesis option, 4 to 6 hours (of the 30 required hours) may be devoted to the writing of a thesis through MATH 5950. According to Graduate School policies, Masters students, whether enrolled full-time or part-time, must complete all degree requirements within 7 years of matriculating into the graduate program.

The MS degree in Statistics consists of 4 components: 1) core courses, 2) statistics electives, 3) other electives, and 4) MATH5960 (Master’s project) or MATH5950 (Master’s thesis).

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