Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

Admission

The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences admits students who have satisfied the following criteria:

  • Completed  a minimum of 30 semester credit hours
  • Completed at least 6 credits of English Composition for the general education requirement
  • Completed at least 3 credits of mathematics or statistics earned in the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics (excluding 3450:100 Intermediate Algebra) for the general education requirement
  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in all work attempted in the major field, including transfer work (excluding Political Science which requires 2.2)
  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in all University work, including transfer work (excluding Political Science, English, and Sociology which require 2.2; excluding Family and Consumer Sciences which requires 2.3; and excluding Communication which requires 2.5)
  • Music students must test into at least Theory I Placement and audition into at least 100 Applied Instruction; Dance students must successfully audition
  • Received approval of the Dean of the College

Transfer students

Students transferring into the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences from universities other than The University of Akron must satisfy the same Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences admission requirements as University of Akron students.

See Undergraduate Bulletin for clarification.


Requirements for the bachelor’s degree include:

  • Completion of the General Education requirement
  • Three credits of mathematics or statistics (excluding 3450:100 Intermediate Algebra) earned in the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics
  • Completion of requirements in a major field of study in the college. A major consists of a specified number of credits in addition to the required General Education and, in the case of most Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, foreign language courses/proficiency. The exact requirements for each major are found in the respective curriculum guide
  • All degrees in the Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science divisions, except Communication degrees, require a minimum of 47 credits - exclusive of workshops and General Education courses consisting of either:
    • 300/400-level courses both in and outside the student’s major
    • Any courses outside the major department as specified in and approved by the student’s major advisor and the department chair (permission should be obtained prior to enrollment), except workshops and General Education courses
  • Demonstration of ability to use English and, in the case of most Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, another language:
    • For English, this ability will be shown by the completion of the General Education sequence for English Composition
    • For the other language, this ability will be shown by completion of the second year (202 at UA) of a foreign language at the University level. Demonstration of equivalent competence gained through non-academic “life experience” may be allowed through a test approved by the Department of Modern Languages contingent upon the availability of an appropriate test. The Department of Modern Languages does not offer credit by examination. Native speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the foreign language requirement upon providing evidence of competence in the four basic language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension) at a level equivalent to or higher than successful completion of the second year of instruction in the language at the University level. No credit is granted for exemption from the foreign language requirement. Sign Language is acceptable toward the foreign language requirement. You must complete the five courses listed below (totaling 14 credits) in the sign language sequence to satisfy the requirement:
  • 7700:101, 2 American Sign Language I, II 6
  • 7700:201, 2 American Sign Language III, IV 6
  • 7700:222 Survey of the Deaf Culture in America 2
  • Students in the Schools of Art and Music may apply not more than two credits of physical education activities to their degree; students in the School of Communication and in Theatre programs may apply not more than two credits of physical education activities, eight credits of applied music or four credits of music organizations to their degree; students in Dance programs may apply not more than two credits of physical education activities and 12 credits of dance organizations to their degree
  • Attaining a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 for all courses in the major Department/School at The University of Akron, unless otherwise required by the major Department/School
  • Fulfilling the University requirements for a baccalaureate degree

Any student who wishes to receive a second baccalaureate degree must complete 30 credits of coursework in addition to the credits necessary for the first degree; 15 of the 30 credits must be in 300/400-level courses or other approved courses.

Undergraduate Degrees and Requirements (old version: prior to Fall 2016)

Bachelor of Science, Statistics

  • The General Education requirement and the second year of a foreign language.
  • Core Curriculum
3450:221,2,3 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I, II and III 12 credits
3460:209 Computer Science I   4 credits
3470:451, 2 Theoretical Statistics I, II   6 credits
3470:461 Applied Statistics or (Intro Stats I and II 261/262)   4 credits
3470:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA   4 credits
3470:480 Statistical Data Management   3 credits
3470:495 Statistical Consulting   3 credits
Total 36 credits

 

Additional requirements for the BS Statistics

  • Three additional 400-level Statistics electives (9credits) are required.  
  • Can not be 401, 461, or any course you took to fulfil core curriculum.
3470:4xx 3 credits
3470:4xx 3 credits
3470:4xx 3 credits
Total 9 credits




Additional requirements for the BS Statsitics - Actuarial Science Option

  • Stats Core Curriculum plus:
3250:244 Intro to Economic Analysis or (Macro and Microecon 201/202)    3 (6) credits
6200:201 Accounting Principles I    3 credits
6400:301 Principles of Finance    3 credits
3470:471 Actuarial Science I    3 credits
3470:472 Actuarial Science II    3 credits
3470:477 Time Series Analysis    3 credits
3470:4xx Stats elective    3 credits
6400:x One of 414 Risk Mgmt: Property, 415 Risk Mgmt: Life, or 343 Investments                             3 credits
Total 24 (27) credits

Note: Graduation requires a minimum of 40 upper-level (3xx or 4xx level) credits (exclusive of workshops or General Education courses).

Additional requirements for the BS Statsitics - Actuarial Science Option

  • Stats Core Curriculum plus:
3470:477     Time Series Analysis     3 credits
3470:485 Applied Analytics - Decision Trees                                         3 credits
3470:483 Adv Statistical Computing     3 credits
3460:445 Intro to Bioinformatics     3 credits
6500:324 Database Mgmt for Info. Sys.                                                                                         3 credits
3470:4xx Stats elective*    3 credits
3470:4xx Stats elective*     3 credits
Total 21 credits

* Excluding 401 and 461.

Statistics Honors Project

To find out more about your Honors Project requirements, visit the Honors College and review the information on Honors Research Projects

Minor in Statistics

Undergraduate Course Descriptions