Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science

CODO, Dual, and Minor Information

To view the requirements to CODO or Dual with these majors, use this link:

Change of Degree Objective/ Dual Major Requirements

Do you have questions about either the MATH or STAT Minor?  Please send an e-mail:

Statistics Minor Questions
Mathematics Minor Questions

Informational Meetings for students desiring to change (CODO) or dual major in areas of Mathematics, Statistics, or Actuarial Science.

Meetings are not mandatory to apply for CODO or DUAL major, but will be the only way students can meet with a Math, Statistics, or Actuarial Science Advisor from Febuary 20, 2017 - April 28, 2017.  Meetings are scheduled for two hours to allow for the 30-minute group presentation on information and common questions given by an advisor followed by 90 minutes of availability for students that attend this meeting to meet with the advisor individually for a short (approximately 10 minute) appointment.  If a student does not have additional individual questions following the meeting, the student may leave.

Meeting Polices

  • Only sign up for one meeting time
  • If you cannot attend, please cancel at least 48 hours before the meeting to be respectful of other students who may want your spot
  • Time availability after the meeting is based on the order students sign in at the meeting.
  • Once the door closes for the meeting, students who are late will not be allowed to enter.

Available meetings for Spring 2017

March 1, 2:30-4:30pm HAAS 101
March 9, 1:30-3:30pm MATH 219
March 24, 9:30-11:30am        MATH 219
March 28, 1:30-3:30pm HAAS 101
April 4, 1:30-3:30pm MATH 219
April 12, 9:30-11:30am MATH 219
April 21, 2:30-4:30pm HAAS 101

Sign-up for a meeting HERE

CODO/DUAL Frequently Asked Questions?

May I used MA 26500 for MA 35100 or MA 26600 for MA 36600?

If you earn a B- or better in MA 26500, you can use it in place of MA 35100 if taken before you CODO.  If you earn a B- or better in MA 26600, you can use it in place of MA 36600 if taken before you CODO.  This replacement is for requirement only.  These courses will not grade replace in your GPA.  MA 35100 and MA 36600 are highly recommended.


Do I have to attend an Informational Meeting?

Informational meetings are not required, but recommended because this it the only way students can meet with a Math, Statistics, or Actuarial Science Advisor from Febuary 20, 2017 - April 28, 2017 .  During peak registration times, we set up informational meetings.  Students sign up for the meeting on this website.  The meeting is structured as follows – the first 30 minutes is a group informational meeting, student can then have an option of meeting with an advisor individually (if desired) directly after the meeting in the order of when they signed into the meeting.


What classes are included in the “Science” GPA listed on the CODO requirements (for Statistics CODO and Duals only)?

Please do a “What If” through MyPurduePlan.  Make sure you select BOTH your desired major and the College of Science.  Any course in the College of Science (MA, STAT, CHM, BIOL, EAPS, PHYS, ASTR, CS) that fills in a requirement (not the “Science Elective” block) is used in this calculation.


I want to dual major in MA/STAT/or Actuarial Science.  How do I proceed?

Prospective dual majors must meet CODO requirements and can utilize the same resources such as Informational Meetings.  Dual majors should have at least a 3.0 GPA as pursuing more than one major is rigorous.  The only difference in the process between dual majors and CODO students is the form.  Dual majors fill out a FORM 385 instead of CODO paperwork.  All other procedures are the same.  


I want to plan my courses for my new major for next semester.  What should I take?

Students should follow the sample plan of study for their major as closely as possible.  Students starting at Purdue before Fall 2016 can find a sample plan at:  Students starting at Purdue on or after Fall 2016 can find a sample plan of study in the University Catalog under the College of Science.  As you plan your courses, there is a policy that students can only take up to TWO MA/STAT/CS courses per semester.  A well-rounded schedule might include – two MA/STAT/CS or Science courses, a College of Science Core course, a University Core course, and a free elective course.  Please keep in mind pre-requisites as you plan coursework.


How long will it take me to graduate if I change majors?

Each student may elect to finish their degree in different ways, but an estimate for graduation could be done by using the following method.  Please do a “What If” through MyPurduePlan.  Make sure you select BOTH your desired major and the College of Science.  At the top of the “What If” should be the number of credits you have left to complete (after the current semester registered courses).  Divide this number by 15 credits.  This is the estimated number of semester you need just to complete credit hours.  Now, count how many MA/STAT/CS courses you have after calculus III.  Can you fit two MA/STAT/CS courses in the number of semesters you calculated to complete credit hours?  If the answer is yes, then that is a good estimate for the number of semester you have remaining.  If the answer is no, then you need to an add additional semester to space out your MA/STAT/CS courses to only two per semester (one in summer session). Note:  There is a very limited number of summer 300+ level MA/STAT course offerings.

Math Education Majors – please remember that all requirements (excluding Student Teaching  = EDCI 42600 and EDCI 49800) must be completed before your last semester.  Your last semester is student teaching and no other courses can be taken while student teaching.


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