Industrial Math and Statistics

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Degree Requirements

A total of 128 hours is required for graduation. The Industrial Mathematics and Statistics curriculum includes the following required background courses (19 hours): MATH 155, 156, 251, 261, and STAT 215. The IMS program has the following core courses (12 hours) that all students must take: MATH 441 and Mathematical Modeling (the proposed MATH 463); STAT 312 and 461. To maintain Industrial Mathematics and Statistics major status and to graduate, students must maintain at least a 2.0 overall GPA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in coursework in mathematics and statistics.

The student then has the option of selecting a mathematics or a statistics emphasis (9 hours):

Mathematics Emphasis:

MATH 420 plus one mathematics and one mathematics or statistics course from the list of recommended electives below, or other department-approved courses.

Statistics Emphasis:

STAT 313 and STAT 445 or STAT 462 plus one mathematics or statistics course from the list of recommended electives below, or another department-approved course.


The required Capstone Experience for the IMS program requires the following courses:

1 hour of STAT 482 or MATH/STAT 491 or MATH/STAT 495; 1 hour of MATH/STAT 494; 1 hour of MATH/STAT 496. These courses should be taken during the student’s senior year.

Students must also satisfy all requirements of the ECAS Bachelor of Science. For IMS students interested in computer science, the following normally restricted courses are available to IMS majors: CS 110, 111, 210, 220, 250, 320, and 330.

Recommended Electives

The recommended electives in Mathematics and Statistics are: MATH 283, 364, 420, 456, and 465; MATH/STAT 222; STAT 217, 313, 316, 331, 421, 445, and 462.

For more information, please contact one of the following:

Marjorie Darrah, Chair Dept. of Mathematics
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 293-2011

Mark Culp, Chair Dept. of Statistics,
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 293-3607

Official Catalog

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