At which campus can I study this program?
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.
|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: Require a grade of C or better|
|MATH 140||Calculus With Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MATH 141||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Elementary Mathematical Statistics|
|Introduction to Probability Theory|
|Introduction to Mathematical Statistics|
|Select 10-12 credits from 400-level STAT courses 1||10-12|
Some course may require other coursework as some courses have prerequisites.
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