Prerequisites to apply for the major include a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA over at least two (2) semesters at Cornell University; and grades of C or higher in at least three (3) of the following courses to ensure foundational mathematical and statistical ability:
Calculus I and II (MATH 1110 & 1120)
Biological Statistics I (STSCI 2200/BTRY 3010) or equivalent
See below for a list of core requirements, or view this PDF, which includes core requirements, suggested electives, and general information about the Biometry and Statistics/Statistical Science major.
To affiliate with the major in Statistical Science, download this affiliation packet – which includes affiliation procedures, background information form and STSCI/BTRY checklist form.
This major is open only to students in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Major requirements may change from time to time. Students already in the major may choose to satisfy either the requirements in place when they entered, or any subsequent requirements. Older major requirements are found in the 2016 affiliation packet.
To complete the required Core coursework, in addition to the Statistical Theory courses, other Statistical Applications Courses may be considered by consent of the student's advisor.