Mathematics, B.S./Biostatistics, M.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 136

Major Hours: 39

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 57


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A671

  • No more than 8 hours applied to this program may carry a grade lower than B. No course at the 4000-level or higher with a grade lower than C may be applied to the program.

Major Requirements

  • Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education and/or College of Arts & Sciences Requirements.
MATH 1823Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 13
MATH 2423Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 13
MATH 2433Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 13
MATH 2443Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV 13
MATH 2513Discrete Mathematical Structures3
MATH 3333Linear Algebra I3
MATH 4073Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 3113Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 23
or MATH 3413 Physical Mathematics I
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Abstract Algebra I
Applied Modern Algebra
Introduction to Analysis I
MATH 4733Mathematical Theory of Probability 33
or BSE 5703 THEORY OF PROBABILITY
MATH 4743Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 33
or BSE 5733 PRINCIPLES OF MATH. STATISTICS I
Major Electives
Choose two courses from the Undergraduate Major Electives course list6
Total Credit Hours39

Major Support Requirements

MBIO 2815Introduction to Microbiology (lab)5
or BIOL 2124 Human Physiology
Total Credit Hours5

BS and MS Requirements

BSE 5001 Problems in Biostatistics & Epidemiology1
BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology3
BSE 5163 Biostatistical Methods I3
BSE 5173 Biostatistical Methods II3
BSE 5193 Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods3
BSE 5980 Research for Master's Thesis3
Choose one of the following:3
HAP 5113 Health Organization & Administration
HPS 5213 Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
OEH 5013 Environmental Health
Graduate Electives
Choose two courses from the Graduate Electives course list 26
Additional Graduate Requirements
Epidemiology Elective
Choose one of the following:3
BSE 5303 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
BSE 5363 Epidemiology & Prevention of Chronic Disease
BSE 6363 Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention
Math/Biostatistics Courses
Choose two courses from the following in consultation with advisor:6
MATH 5783
or BSE 5653 NONPARAMETRIC METHODS
Advanced Applied Statistics
or BSE 6663 ANALYSIS OF MULTIVARIATE DATA
BSE 5663 Analysis of Frequency Data
BSE 6643 Survival Data Analysis
BSE Elective
Choose any BSE course that has not been taken to fulfill other requirements 33
Total Credit Hours37

Undergraduate Major Electives

Six additional hours of math chosen in consultation with adviser from the following:

MATH 4093Applied Numerical Methods3
MATH 4193Introductory Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 4323Introduction to Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 4333Introduction to Abstract Algebra II3
MATH 4373Abstract Linear Algebra3
MATH 4433Introduction to Analysis I3
MATH 4443Introduction to Analysis II3
MATH 4753Applied Statistical Methods3
MATH 4773Applied Regression Analysis3
or BSE 6643 SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS
MATH 4853Introduction to Topology3
MATH 4793Advanced Applied Statistics3
or BSE 6663 ANALYSIS OF MULTIVARIATE DATA
BSE 5653 Nonparametric Methods3

Graduate Electives

Six additional hours of math chosen in consultation with adviser from the following:

MATH 4093Applied Numerical Methods3
MATH 4193Introductory Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 4323Introduction to Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 4333Introduction to Abstract Algebra II3
MATH 4373Abstract Linear Algebra3
MATH 4433Introduction to Analysis I3
MATH 4443Introduction to Analysis II3
MATH 4853Introduction to Topology3
MATH 5773Applied Regression Analysis3
or BSE 6643 SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS
MATH 5793Advanced Applied Statistics3
or BSE 6663 ANALYSIS OF MULTIVARIATE DATA
BSE 5653 Nonparametric Methods3

General Education and College Requirements

Courses graded P/NP will not apply

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and College of Arts & Sciences requirements must be from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses.

University-Wide General Education (minimum 40 hours) and College Requirements

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-13 hours in the same language)
The college requirement cannot be met by high school coursework.
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Intermediate Course (2000 level) 1,20-3
Mathematics (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Mathematics list3
Core Area II: Natural Science (7 hours, including one laboratory component)
Biological Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, HES, MBIO, or PBIO 13-4
Physical Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS 13-4
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (18 hours)
Artistic Forms
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (excluding HIST 1483/1493)3
World Culture
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Additional Core IV Upper-Division Arts & Humanities courses
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours56

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 48 upper-division hours.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements

Arts and Sciences Hours: At least 80 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BA degree. At least 55 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BS degree.
Pass/No Pass Enrollment: A maximum of 16 semester hours of free elective credit may be attempted under this option.
Individual Studies (e.g., courses titled “Independent Study”): A maximum of 12 total semester hours may be counted toward graduation, excluding Honors Reading and Honors Research.
P.E. Courses: No physical education activity courses will be counted toward the 120 semester hours of acceptable credit for graduation.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.
Residency:

  • At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree or at least 50 percent of the hours required by the institution in the major field must be satisfactorily completed at the awarding institution.
  • At least 15 semester hours of upper-division major work must be completed in residence at OU.
  • OU correspondence courses are not considered resident credit.

Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum over all 2.00 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU. Some schools and departments of the College have higher minimum grade point averages required for their students.
Special Degrees: Students may qualify for an Honors degree (cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, or Summa cum Laude) by completing specific requirements of the Honors College. A degree will be earned with Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.60 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA. A degree will be earned with Special Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.90 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA.