Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Statistics, Bachelor’s Degree to Graduate Certificate


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Note: The Early Entry Bachelor’s Degree to Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is open to any major at UA Little Rock as long as they meet program requirements.

Exceptional undergraduate students may apply and be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program and begin working toward their graduate certificate while completing their baccalaureate degree. The Early Entry Graduate Certificate program is open to all undergraduate majors who have completed the following courses:

  • MATH 1451 Calculus I
  • STAT 3352 Applied Statistics I or equivalent with a C or higher

Admission Requirements


  • Undergraduate students may apply and be accepted provisionally into the Early Entry program any time after completing 75 or more hours of undergraduate course work. However, at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework must have been completed by the time the first graduate course is taken. 
  • All applicants must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA at UA Little Rock in order to be considered. Students who have transferred to our program can participate in the Early Entry Program provided their relevant transfer coursework (i.e., courses taken at another institution used to meet our baccalaureate degree requirements) also meets the 3.2 minimum GPA criteria. 
  • All applicants must have completed the following courses:

How to Apply


Things to Know


  • All applicants must complete an application for and be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program and Graduate School.  
  • All applicants must complete an Early-Entry Program form and be approved for admission by the Depa1tment of Mathematics and Statistics graduate coordinator. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Coordinator’s decision is final and cannot be appealed. The Early Entry form must be approved by the Depa1tment of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Coordinator before the student begins graduate coursework. Failure to obtain prior approval negates the ability to “double count” courses. 
  • If at the end of the student’s baccalaureate degree, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics student has failed to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA, the student will be dismissed from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program.

Application Instructions


Once a completed application has been received by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the student will be notified quickly, generally within 30 days, whether they have been accepted into the Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program. 

A completed application consists of:

  • Completed graduate application form for the UALR Graduate School
  • Completed Early-Entry Program form
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a university faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (letters are to be submitted directly by recommenders)
  • Submit your application to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Coordinator. Applications may be submitted by email to abchilqers@ualr.edu as a single WORD or PDF document.

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Annie Childers, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics ETAS 410A
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2801 South University, 72204

Graduate Credit


Once accepted into the Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program, students can take up to 12 hours of graduate coursework (anticipated 6 hours in the fall and 6 hours in the spring) during their senior year, which will count towards both the baccalaureate degree and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. 

Students must complete their baccalaureate degrees before they complete I 5 hours of graduate coursework.

Program Restrictions


  • To ensure that they follow the proper degree plan, students must meet with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Coordinator upon acceptance to the Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program to map out and approve the graduate courses they will take. 
  • Accepted students will have provisional status in the graduate program, pending the award of their baccalaureate degree. 
  • If at the end of his/her baccalaureate degree, an Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics student has failed to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA, she/he will be dismissed from the graduate program. 
  • Students accepted into the Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program will be subject to the same policies as traditionally matriculated graduate students. 
  • The Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program may not be used in conjunction with the credit reservation program; therefore, no graduate courses taken before admission to the Early Entry Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics program may be applied to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics.

Baccalaureate and Graduate Certificate Curriculum


The student must have taken the following courses during their undergraduate degree prior to applying for the Early Entry Program:

The Graduate Certificate requires 15 hours which includes the following courses: 

  • STAT 7340 Advanced Statistical Methods I
  • STAT 7341 Advanced Statistical Methods II
  • STAT 5342 Introduction to SAS 
  • 6 credit hours of approved electives. 

Note: Students can double count 12 credits of graduate courses. These 12 credits would satisfy upper-level credits for the undergraduate degree, as well as satisfy course requirements in their Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. The remaining three credit hours would be taken in summer or the next semester to finish the requirements of the certificate.

Recommended Early Entry Course Sequence 

First Semester (Fall) 

  • STAT 5342 Introduction to SAS 
  • STAT 7340 Advanced Statistical Methods I

Second Semester (Spring) 

  • STAT 7341 Advanced Statistical Methods II 
  • Approved Elective  

Summer 

  • Approved Elective

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