Jun 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

5 Year Mathematics BS/Statistics MS


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Introduction

This is a unique program where a student can obtain both a BS in Mathematics and MS in Statistics in five years through a specialized course sequence. The program requires 12 fewer credits than if both degrees were earned separately.

Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements for Mathematics BS


  1. Students must complete at least 30 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the major.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.25. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-division level MATH credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
  4. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.25. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must declare their intent to complete this program during their junior or senior year, after completing MATH 1401, 2411, 2421, 3000, 3191, and 3382.

Program Requirements for Statistics MS


  1. In the semester in which the student intends to complete their BS, students must apply for admission into MS in Statistics Program. They should have declared their intent to complete this program to the Director of the Program in Statistics after completing MATH 1401, 2411, 2421, 3000, 3191, and 3382.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0, for all courses that will apply to the MS. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  3. Students must present 30 hours of course work (which are broken into 4 components as detailed below) for the M.S. degree.
  4. At least 24 of these hours must consist of graduate level (numbered 5000 or higher) courses with the MATH prefix.
  5. The remaining 6 hours must be either MATH courses numbered 5000 or above or pre-approved courses outside the department numbered 4000 or above. 
  6. Students must complete a written project and pass a final oral exam.

Note that the MATH 5310, MATH 5320, MATH 5387, and MATH 6330 courses used for the B.S. portion of the degree apply to the 30 hours of course work and satisfy the core requirement discussed below.


Up to 9 semester hours of prior course work may be transferred in (subject to approval); these must be at the 5000 level or above with a B- or better grade. Courses already applied toward a prior degree (graduate or undergraduate) cannot be used toward the M.S. degree in Statistics. Additionally, the following MATH courses will NOT count toward a graduate degree: MATH 5000-5009, 5010, 5012-5015, 5017, 5198, 5250, and 5830.


Following completion of course work, all students must complete a written project and pass a final oral exam. The project is developed as a student-centered independent research component within MATH 5960 unless the student has chosen the thesis option. For students choosing the thesis option, 4 to 6 hours (of the 30 required hours) may be devoted to the writing of a thesis through MATH 5950. According to Graduate School policies, Masters students, whether enrolled full-time or part-time, must complete all degree requirements within 7 years of matriculating into the graduate program.


The MS degree in Statistics consists of 4 components: 1) core courses, 2) statistics electives, 3) other electives, and 4) MATH 5960 (Master’s project) or MATH 5950 (Master’s thesis).

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