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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics Major (Business Administration), BS in Business Administration – Dual Concentration with Logistics

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The general perception of statisticians is most often associated with sporting events. The life of a professional statistician, however, is much more varied and interesting than computing the average rushing yards per play. Actually, statistics is the science of learning from data and all processes generate data. Statisticians determine how to collect and manage this necessary information. They interrogate the data and present the results in a clear fashion so that wise decisions can be made.

Statistics is used in various areas of business, industry, science, and government. The fields of opportunity for statisticians are numerous – e.g., economics, finance, market research, e-commerce, engineering, manufacturing, transportation, education, medicine, psychology, agriculture, and computer and social sciences.

There are two basic types of statisticians – applied and theoretical. The focus of the undergraduate program is on applied statistics. Applied statisticians help to improve processes and solve real-world problems. They may forecast economic or population growth, evaluate results of a new marketing program or the effectiveness of a new drug, identify quality control issues in manufacturing, or design experiments to help engineers and scientists determine the best design for a jet airplane.

Prospective statisticians must have a strong aptitude for mathematics, a solid computing background, and an earnest curiosity to explore the practical application of statistics. The skills students will learn as a statistics major at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will enable them to understand and convey the scope and power of statistical thinking and will result in significant contributions toward solutions to a variety of important jobs. Well-paying jobs are available at the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and doctoral levels.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration • Statistics Major • Dual Concentration with Logistics


First Year

Hours Credit

1, 2Written Communication: ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
3Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 123 *, MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *, MATH 142 * 6 or 8
Cultures and Civilizations: Intermediate Foreign Language* 6
Natural Sciences* 6 or 8
Social Sciences* 3
Oral Communication: CMST 210 *,  *, CMST 240 *, or  * 3

Second Year

ACCT 200  3
Social Sciences: ECON 201 * 4
Written Communication: ENGL 255 *,  *, or ENGL 295 * 3
STAT 201  3
BUAD 201  4
2Arts and Humanities* 6
4Non-US History 3
Electives 3

Third Year


BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  4
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342  4
Ethics: PHIL 243 , PHIL 244 , or PHIL 443  3
FINC 301  3
STAT 365  3
BUAD 353  3
BUAD 361  3
LOG 310  3
STAT 320  3

Fourth Year

BULW 301  3
STAT 471  3
STAT 474  or STAT 475  3
LOG 411  3
LOG 421  or LOG 413  3
LOG 460  3
Electives 7-11

Total 120

* Meets University General Education Requirement 
1 Must be completed by the end of the First Year.
2 Students who complete ENGL 118  with a grade of A or B will complete their English composition requirement by choosing ENGL 102  or a second-year literature course in the English Department. If the second-year literature course appears on the Arts and Humanities list, the course may also be counted toward the Arts and Humanities requirement.
3 MATH 125  or MATH 141  are prerequisites for STAT 201 , which is taken during the second semester of the Second Year. As a result, either MATH 125  or MATH 141  must be completed by the end of the first  semester of the Second Year. Students testing into MATH 100  or MATH 119  must complete these courses during their First Year to ensure that MATH 125  or MATH 141  can be completed during the first semester of the Second Year. Students who have not completed MATH 125  by the end of their First Year should take MATH 125  in the first semester of their Second Year, prior to taking MATH 123 .
4 One course from AFST 235 , AFST 236 ; HIST 241 , HIST 242 , HIST 247 , HIST 248 , HIST 255 , HIST 256 , HIST 261 , HIST 262 ; LAMS 251 , LAMS 252 ; MDST 201 , MDST 202 .

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