About this Program

The statistics/biostatistics major is intended for those who wish to pursue graduate work in statistics or otherwise obtain employment in a statistics-related field, especially biostatistics. 

Program Highlights

  • Classes that offer programming using statistical software packages

  • A variety of classes employing different statistical concepts

  • Classes that contain “real-world” statistical analysis problems

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
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Delivery Modes


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Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

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What are the requirements to apply for Mathematics, Statistics/Biostatistics at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics, Statistics/Biostatistics should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Math Core courses: 34 credits (GPA of 2.3)

  • Statistics specific courses: 18 credits


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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