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Statistics

 

Statistics is the science of learning from data. A statistician collects, analyzes, and interprets data for many different fields. A statistician might set up studies and provide and draw conclusions about questions such as: Will this new high blood pressure medication reduce the risk of heart attacks? Do teams playing against the Seattle Seahawks get less penalties called against them than when playing other teams? What commercials should be aired and on which channels? How is climate change affecting endangered species?

The demand for statisticians is growing (as are their salaries), and the jobs in statistics are expected to grow faster than average for all occupations.

ContactKendra Feinstein, Faculty Advisor in Statistics.

Program Description

TCC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year college statistics program (college-level courses) as well as courses to develop math skills needed for college-level courses.

Degree options:  Associate in Arts and Sciences Degree

Program Planning

Preparation:  While in high school, students should pursue all the available courses in mathematics.

Placement: Before enrolling in their first math course at TCC, students must take a mathematics placement test unless they have passed a college-level mathematics class within the last two years.

Recommended Class Schedule: We suggest the following schedule of classes for students who wish to major in statistics and earn the Associate in Arts and Sciences Degree (direct college transfer).

First Year

FallWinterSpring
Math& 151
HUMANITY
ENGL& 101
MATH& 152
SOCIAL SCIENCE
ENGL& 102 or ENGL& 103
MATH& 153
HUMANITY
NATURAL SCIENCE

Second Year

FallWinterSpring
MATH& 146
NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCE
MATH& 220 or MATH& 238 OR CS 142
NATURAL SCIENCE
HUMANITY
3 CREDIT PE & 2 CREDIT ELECTIVE
MULTICULTURAL
SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Some students may need to take additional prerequisite courses.
  • The humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences courses must be chosen from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences courses on the Approved Distribution List.
  • At least one course must be chosen from the list of approved multicultural courses on the Approved Distribution Course List.
  • PE activity courses cannot be used as elective courses.
  • A maximum of 5 credits of electives can be from courses that do not appear on the basic requirements list of the Associate in Arts and Sciences Degree Option A or on the Approved Distribution Course List.

Approved Distribution Course List

Catalog Course Descriptions

Faculty

Math Faculty Directory

Learn More

Math Advising Resource Center (MARC)

Statway

University of Washington BS in Statistics

Pacific Lutheran University Statistics Minor

Careers in Statistics

American Statistical Association

Jobs and Careers

 

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