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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 (6 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.

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

 
Starting 2019-2020:

Or*

And

Or MATH 228-1, MATH 228-2, and MATH 240-0
Or the MATH 285 series - Accelerated Mathematics for MMSS
Or the MATH 290 series - MENU: Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
Or the MATH 291 series - MENU: Intensive Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus

*See Placement in Calculus and non-Calculus Courses from the Math department for detailed information about calculus placement.

Prior to 2019-2020:

Or*

And

Or the MATH 281 series - Accelerated Mathematics for ISP
Or the MATH 285 series - Accelerated Mathematics for MMSS
Or the MATH 290 series - MENU: Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
Or the MATH 291 series - MENU: Intensive Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus

*See Placement in Calculus and non-Calculus Courses from the Math department for detailed information about calculus placement.

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:

STAT 202 is 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.

See: https://www.mmss.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/degree-requirements/joint-major-requirements.html


Questions?

Ready to declare your minor in Statistics?

Please see Declaring/Advising for the link to the declaration form and directions for scheduling you advising appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Sandy Zabell.


Course Schedule

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