undergraduate program
Certificate in Statistics  Postbaccalaureate undergraduate certificate
The Certificate in Statistics is open to students who have received bachelor’s degrees in other areas. The primary goal of the program is to allow students with undergraduate majors in science, engineering and the social sciences an opportunity to acquire the formal training in statistics that is currently in demand in industry and government. Some students also may find the program a useful way to prepare for graduate study in statistics.
To be admitted to the program, a student must complete a baccalaureate degree. Application materials and further information may be obtained by calling (804) 8280001 or TDD (804) 8280100, or by writing to the following address: Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Statistics, P.O. Box 843083, Richmond, VA 232843083.
The certificate program in statistics requires completion of the mathematics and statistics courses listed below. A maximum of 15 credits toward certification may be transferred from course work completed before or after receiving a bachelor’s degree. At least 18 approved credits must be from STAT courses at the 300 level or higher and must be taken at VCU. No more than six of these 18 credits can be from courses taken before admission to the certificate program. The student must achieve a minimum GPA (on courses taken at VCU) of 2.5 with no grade below C. All requirements for the certificate must be completed within five years of admission to the program.
The following courses are required (right column contains credit hours for VCU courses):
Required courses 

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 
4 

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 
4 

Multivariate Calculus 
4 

Basic Practice of Statistics 
3 

or STAT 212 
Concepts of Statistics 

Intermediate Statistics 
34 

or STAT 314 
Applications of Statistics 

Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

Introduction to Statistical Inference 
3 

Introduction to Statistical Computing 
3 

Electives 

Choose two from the following: 
6 

Introduction to Stochastic Processes 

Statistical Consulting 

Applied Statistical Computing Using R 

Nonparametric Statistics 

Multivariate Statistics 

Industrial Statistics 

Regression 

Time Series 

Total Hours 
3334 
Students accepted to the program will have access to the program coordinator and undergraduate advisers to best determine a plan of study. Statistics courses taught in other units of the university (for example, SCMA 301 and SCMA 302) may be credited toward the certificate with the permission of the program coordinator.