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Combined Bachelors/Masters Degree Program


The Combined Bachelors/Masters Degree Program is designed for superior students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated program in statistics leading to a Master of Statistics degree.


Program Features

The main feature of the program is that up to 15 semester hours of approved graduate level statistics courses may be used as dual credit for both the undergraduate and graduate degree. All other requirements for both the Bachelor's degree and the Master's degree must be met.


Requirements for Admission to the Program

1. A computation score of 700 or above on the SAT,
2. Completion of at least 24 semester hours at the University of Florida with a GPA of 3.25 or better,
3.
Completion of at least 12 credits of mathematics and/or statistics courses in the undergraduate statistics major program at the University of Florida with a GPA of 3.5 or better,
4. Approval of the Statistics Undergraduate Committee. Admission to the Program does not grant admission to the Graduate School at a later date.

Retention in the Program

In order to maintain good standing in this program, the student is required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better in all course work, and a GPA of 3.5 or better in 4000-level statistics course work and a 3.0 in graduate statistics coursework.

Admittance to Graduate School

After completing 90 hours and before completing 110 hours of course work, the student is required to take the Graduate Record Examination and obtain admittance to The Graduate School. Upon admittance to The Graduate School, the student becomes eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship in the Statistics Department. If not admitted to The Graduate School, the student will not be permitted to continue in the Program.

Awarding of Degrees

Upon completion of all requirements for the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree, such degree will be awarded the student by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Subsequently, after the student has completed the requirements for the Master of Statistics degree (including the dual credit courses), such degree will be awarded the student by The Graduate School.

Sample Schedule For A Combined Program

The sample program below is conservative in that only 12 hours are used for dual credit, STA 6207-8 and STA 6326-7. An example in which 15 hours are given dual credit might substitute a 6000 level statistics elective for one of the undergraduate statistics electives.

The following program assumes AP credit for MAC 2311:

Fall

MAC 2312
(or MAC 3512 or MAC 3473)

Spring

MAC 2313 (or MAC 3474)
Computer Programming

Summer

Fall

STA 4321

Spring

MAS 4105
STA 4322

Summer

Fall

STA 4210
STA 4502

Spring

STA 4211
STA 4504

Summer

Fall

STA 6207
STA 6326

Spring

STA 6208
STA 6327

Summer

STA 6329
STA 6000 level elective

Fall

STA 6246
MAA 6236
STA 6000 level elective

Spring

STA 6209
STA 6000 level elective
STA 6000 level elective

Summer

Application Procedure for the Graduate Program

Before deciding to apply for the program, the student is advised to consult with the departmental Undergraduate Coordinator.

To apply for the program the student should:

1. Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
2. Complete and submit an application for admission to The Graduate School.
3. Minimum requirements for admission to The Graduate School in this program are:
(a) A score of 1100 or above on the GRE,
(b) An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.20.
4. Obtain a letter of approval from the Undergraduate Coordinator to accompany your application for admission to The Graduate School.
5. Submit a copy of the application for admission to The Graduate School and three recommendation forms to the Graduate Coordinator.