The impact of statistics on society today is profound. Statistical tables, survey results, and the language of probability are used with increasing frequency in media. Statistics also has a strong influence on physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, business, and industry. Improvements in computer technology make it easier than ever to use statistical methods and to manipulate massive amounts of data.

Administered by the mathematics and statistics department, in consultation with the appropriate departments within the College of Arts and Sciences and the professional colleges, the applied statistics minor develops the student’s ability to perform statistical analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. This minor will prepare students to analyze data in their professional work. In addition, it will provide background for those students who intend to pursue work in applied disciplines.

Required Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours is required to complete this minor. Students who intend to complete this minor are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisors before they begin their junior year. Depending on their major, students are advised to include specific courses as electives in their plans of study. Students should consult their academic advisors to determine which requirements these other courses fulfill.

Course Title Credits
One course from the following options:
ECE 365 Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers 3 Credits
IDS 205 Business Statistics 3 Credits
PSY 201 Statistical Methods 3 Credits
STAT 140 General Statistics 3 Credits
STAT 240 Statistical Analysis 3 Credits
One course from the following options:
ECON 325 Econometrics 3 Credits
IDS 340 Statistics for Decision-Making 3 Credits
STAT 340 Statistics for Decision-Making 3 Credits
Three courses from one or two of the following groups:
One course from the following (not taken above):
STAT 340 Statistics for Decision-Making 3 Credits
IDS 340 Statistics for Decision-Making 3 Credits
ECON 325 Econometrics 3 Credits
One course from the following:
POLS 260 Research Methods in Political Science 3 Credits
PSY 202 Research Methods in Psychology 3 Credits
SOC 320 Research Methods in Sociology 3 Credits
One to three courses from the following:
CE 202 Statistical Applications in Civil Engineering 3 Credits
CS 325 Simulation and Modeling 3 Credits
ECON 493 Seminar in Applied Statistics 3 Credits
GEO 415 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3 Credits
GEO 460 Data Analysis 3 Credits
IDS 320
STAT 342 Mathematical Statistics 3 Credits
STAT 343 Time Series Analysis 3 Credits
STAT 344 Applied Probability and Statistical Decision Theory 3 Credits
STAT 441 Probability 4 Credits
STAT 493 Seminar in Applied Statistics 3 Credits
MET 460 Data Analysis 3 Credits

Actuarial science majors may use IDS/STAT 340 or ECON 325 to fulfill the minor requirements only if the course is not used to fulfill actuarial science requirements. Actuarial science majors may not use STAT 441, 442, or 344 to fulfill the minor requirements.

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