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Minor in Statistics

Students who complete the minor in statistics receive serious exposure to probability theory, statistical estimation theory, statistical analysis, and the design of statistical data collection. Students choosing to minor in statistics are required to complete 6 courses.

Minor Requirements (7 units)

 *Students with a score of 4 or a 5 on the AP Statistics exam may receive credit for STAT 202-0 and thus do not need to take an introductory course.

**NOTE: If you take a STAT 320-1 equivalent course, please see this pdf for information on the topics that may not be covered in the equivalent course but that you will be required to understand for STAT 320-2. Students who have not taken STAT 320-1 are responsible for independently learning these topics prior to starting STAT 320-2.

Students must also take mathematics courses to prepare themselves for the 300 level statistics courses included in the minor.

Pre/Co-requisites for the 300 level courses in the Statistics Minor

Pre/Co-requisites for the 300 level courses in the Statistics minor:

See for the Math department’s detailed information about placement in calculus and non-calculus courses.

*Statistics majors and minors and Data Science majors should register for STAT 228-0

Please note the Department of Mathematics made changes to their calculus courses that started in the 2019-2020 academic year. You can access a document with the related courses prior to 2019-2020 here.

The Statistics Minor for Students in MMSS

Students who are completing an adjunct major in MMSS will need to complete the following requirements for their Statistics Minor:

MATH 226 and STAT 202 are waived, MATH 385 counts in place of STAT 320-1, and the combination of MATH 386-1 and MATH 386-2 counts in place of STAT 350.




Ready to declare your minor in Statistics?

Please see directions for scheduling you advising appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Sandy Zabell.

Course Schedule

View the current schedule of courses.


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