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Applied Statistics, B.S.

Kick-start your career with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics from IU Online. Designed to be fast and flexible, this mathematically focused degree offers a wide variety of disciplines that will prepare you for your future.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $290.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $390.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

As a student in the B.S. in Applied Statistics, you'll learn how to solve problems in calculus, linear algebra, and calculus-based probability. Study differentiation, integration, infinite series, properties of univariate and multivariate random variables, and discrete and continuous distributions, as well as:

  • Statistical methods and theory
  • Design of studies and exploratory data analysis
  • Statistical modeling and computation
  • Data analytics communication

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission.
  • Submit official transcripts.

Application Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Your IU Online B.S. in Applied Statistics prepares you for careers such as:

  • Statistician
  • Medical researcher and analyst
  • Industrial data analyst
  • Market research or business analyst
  • Financial manager/analyst or managing consultant

You can transfer up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited community college or 90 credit hours from an accredited four-year university or college.

To graduate with the B.S. in Applied Statistics, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics core (22 credit hours)
  • Statistics and probability core (24 credit hours)
  • Programming core (3 credit hours)
  • Upper-level statistics electives (12 credit hours)
  • General education courses as needed to fulfill the 120 credit hour requirement


Core Classes for the BS Applied Statistics
Course Number Course Name Credits
MATH-M 215 Calculus I 5 Credits
MATH-M 216 Calculus II 5 Credits
MATH-M 311 Calculus III 3 Credits
MATH-M 301 or 303 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
MATH-M 447 Mathematical Modeling and Application I 3 Credits
MATH-M 448 Mathematical Modeling and Application II 3 Credits

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