Statistics

Careers in statistics require a strong background in mathematics. Certain specific courses in the mathematics sequence are recommended. For persons interested in statistics, it is wise to consider a secondary subject in which statistical methods are applicable. Some four-year schools require as much as 15 credit hours in an area of this type for graduation. These might include, but are not limited to, biology, psychology, or economics. Students should be aware that some colleges and universities require proficiency in a foreign language.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  9
MATH 211 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS  4
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE  7
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 122 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I  3
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4
MATH 230 LINEAR ALGEBRA  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGR 230
or
PROGRAMMING ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 
or
3
CMPSC 125 CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++  3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts degree

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 222; ENGL 110; Physical Science; Social Science
Spring Semester 1MATH 223; MATH 211; ENGL 111; Social Science; MATH 122
Fall Semester 2MATH 224; COMM 110 or COMM 212; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2MATH 230; ENGR 230 or CMPSC 125; Life Science; Humanities

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training