**Undergraduate Program Requirements**

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Accelerated Master's in Statistics & Data Science | Completing Multiple Programs within the Mathematics Department

## Undergraduate Majors in the Mathematical Sciences

The mathematics department offers degrees in two different majors: Mathematics and Statistics & Data Science (SDS). Our programs allow the student to choose a major and emphasis that best suit the individual's talents, interests, and career goals. A student may prepare for a variety of careers by selecting the appropriate degree, major, emphasis, and minor. Students choosing a mathematics or SDS major can take advantage of the full range of mathematical resources available on campus.

The University offers two different degrees in mathematics or SDS:

## Minors in the Mathematical Sciences

The University of Arizona Mathematics Department offers three different minors:

- Mathematics Minor
- Requirements for 2019 - 2023 catalogs; details for ONLINE campus students
- 2015-2018 catalogs
- 2010-2014 catalogs
- 1997-2009 catalogs
- 1991-96 catalogs

- Mathematics Teaching Minor
- Statistics and Data Science (SDS) Minor: requirements are changing significantly for the 2024-25 academic year. Students who entered under an earlier catalog may opt in to the 2024 catalog requirements. (Students who are new for 2024 are required to follow the 2024 catalog or a later one once available.)
- Requirements for 2024 catalog
- Requirements for 2023 catalog; details for ONLINE campus students

Declare a minor in the mathematical sciences.

Each requires at least 18 units of coursework in the mathematical sciences (a minimum of 3 units must be taken at UA, and at least 6 units must come from specified upper-division offerings in the math department). Keep in mind that students majoring in mathematics may not declare the mathematics minor within the same degree program. It must be in a separate degree. The same applies to SDS majors and the SDS minor. Double-dipping rules apply.

## Accelerated MS in Statistics & Data Science

Students pursuing an SDS major or a mathematics major with either the Probability & Statistics or General/Applied emphasis may be interested in applying for the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Statistics & Data Science.

Students who are accepted into the AMP will begin taking 500-level courses required in the SDS M.S. degree during their final year of the undergraduate degree; these courses may also be applied to the undergraduate major requirements. After completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, one additional year of graduate work is needed to finish the Master's degree.

The Accelerated Master's Program requirements and admissions criteria are set by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics & Data Science. Click the link above for more information about requirements, eligibility, and to submit questions to the SDS program coordinator.

## Departmental Double Dipping Policies

In choosing your combination of majors and minors, keep in mind the following restrictions on double-dipping within the Mathematics Department's programs:

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**double major or degree**in mathematics and statistics & data science is possible, with the requirement that students complete at least**21 unique units**in each major; because of the way the majors are structured, this means that students will take 7 unique upper-division courses in each major. If you anticipate overlapping courses, speak with your faculty advisor about making substitutions or changing your math major emphasis to avoid this. - A
**major in mathematics with a minor in statistics & data science, or vice versa**, is possible, with the requirement that students complete at least**6 unique upper-division units**in the minor. A statistics and data science major may not use courses with probability or statistics in the title as upper-division coursework in the math minor. **Double minors**in mathematics and statistics are NOT permitted.- For students with a major in the mathematics department, the minor requirement can only be filled by
**minors outside the department**. For example, a statistics major with a mathematics minor would need a second minor to fulfill the requirement.