Statistics, Minor (Science)

Program Code: STAT_UMNR

Program Description

The Statistics minor introduces students to the quantitative aspects of research. Understanding statistics is useful for research in many areas including agriculture, business, education, social science and sciences as well as many jobs in industry and government.

What is Statistics?

Statistics is the field study of that uses mathematics, computing, and analysis, to organize and understand data. Statisticians use critical and abstract thinking through the application of mathematical principles to statistical problems, and combine modeling with computational skills to analyze data.

You Might Like This Program If...

  • You enjoy working with numbers and data.
  • You are interested in statistics, but do not want to take the full major.
  • You want to complement the skills in your major.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 24-26

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATH 140Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course4
MATH 141Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Keystone/General Education Course4
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select two of the following:6
STAT 301
Elementary Probability
Elementary Mathematical Statistics
Experimental Methods
Introduction to Probability Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Select 10-12 credits from 400-level STAT courses 110-12

Some course may require other coursework as some courses have prerequisites. 

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Nimisha Thakur
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
323E Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0355
nxt5031@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
323 Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0355
nxt5031@psu.edu

https://science.psu.edu/stat