2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 11, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics Minor

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Statistics is the science and art of learning from data, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.  The statistics minor aims to prepare students in both applied and theoretical statistics.  Students will have exposure to articulating research questions and hypotheses, experimental design and effective data collection techniques, processing and analyzing data through R/RStudio, and communicating oral and written results.  Students will be introduced to the mathematical foundations of statistics, including probability distributions which are essential for incorporating uncertainty in statistical models.  Throughout the required coursework, students will apply concepts to real world problems across multiple disciplines.

Program Requirements

To minor in statistics, a student must complete six course as given below:

Required Courses:

Group A

One of the following:

Group B

One of the following:


The student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in courses required for the minor.  A student cannot simultaneously declare a mathematics major and a statistics minor.  If a student declares a mathematics major and satisfies the requirements of a statistics minor, the student can declare a concentration in statistics.  If a student chooses to concentrate/minor in statistics, the student cannot also declare a concentration/minor in mathematics or analytics.

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