Applied Statistics Minor

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.

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.

Required Courses

Due to restrictions on overlapping of courses in different programs, Actuarial Science majors may not use STAT 343, 344, 363, 441, or 442 to fulfill minor requirements. Students selecting the full Statistics major are not eligible to earn the Applied Statistics minor.