A demonstrated knowledge and working understanding of basic statistical techniques and methods is a critical element in today's competitive marketplace. The undergraduate minor in statistics is designed as a valuable asset to enhance most any undergraduate major. Students with a statistics minor may also be eligible to obtain a Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.) with one additional academic year of coursework.
Statistics Undergraduate Minor Program Coordinator: Professor Bill Notz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Undergraduate Minor in Statistics Requirements
To achieve the statistics minor, the student must successfully complete the requirements listed in (1) and (2) below. The total number of credit hours required for the statistics minor is 21-25.
(1) Take and pass with a grade of C- or above:
Core Required Courses (17 Hours)
420 (5) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
421 (5) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
529 (3) Data Analysis II
530 (4) Data Analysis III
Electives (At least 4 Hours)
451 (5) Statistical Foundations of Survey Research
574 (3) Introduction to SAS
661 (5) Applied Nonparametric Statistics
662 (3) Environmental Statistics
665 (4) Discrete Data Analysis
674 (2) Data Management and Presentation I
675 (2) Data Management and Presentation II
B615 (3) (Biostatistics) Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Other electives may be selected with the approval of the Undergraduate Minor Coordinator.
(2) Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point-hour ratio of 2.00 in the statistics minor.
Sample Program 1:
AU WI SP
Sophomore 528* 529 530
Junior Year 420 421
Senior Year 451
Sample Program 2:
AU WI SP
Sophomore 420 421
Junior Year 528* 529 530
Senior Year 665
Sample Program 3:
AU WI SP
Junior Year 528* 529, 674 530, 675
Senior Year 420 421
* 528 is not included in the minor but 528 or equivalent is required to take 529. See Note 1 below.
1. Students who receive an A in Stat 245, have done well in the AP Statistics course, or have done top A work in Stat 145 may start with Stat 529 (rather than 528). All of these courses essentially cover the same material as Stat 528.
2. Note that Math 254 is a prerequisite for Stat 420. It is expected that students take the necessary math courses to complete this prerequisite during their Freshman/Sophomore years before taking Stat 420 in their Junior year.
3. Students who have already taken Math 254 would typically take the Stat 420-421 sequence in their sophomore year and the 528-530 sequence in their Junior year (see Sample Program 2 above.)
4. Students who obtain the statistics minor may also be eligible to obtain a Master of Applied Statistics Degree (M.A.S.) with one additional academic year of coursework. While a minimum grade of C- is required in any course in the statistics minor and a 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio is required for the statistics minor, being accepted into the M.A.S. program requires a higher level of performance in these courses. Students must also meet the requirements of the Graduate School for a Combined Graduate and Undergraduate/Professional Program including a minimum cumulative undegraduate GPA of 3.5.
For students pursuing the M.A.S. in Statistics Degree (only), the grade requirements are:
Minimum B- for any courses to be counted towards the M.A.S. degree.
Minimum 3.0 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the M.A.S. degree.
Students intending to apply for the undergraduate statistics minor should fill out a Minor Program of Study Form and submit it to the Undergraduate Minor Program Coordinator in the Department of Statistics by the beginning of their junior year. After it has been approved, you must file this form with your college or academic counselor. For further information, contact Dr. Bill Notz, Statistics Undergraduate Minor Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.