# DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND DATA SCIENCE

## 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)

• 1 introductory course*: STAT 202-0 Introduction to Statistics, STAT 210-0 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences, or STAT 232-0 Applied Statistics
(STAT 202 includes a brief introduction to the statistical programming language R, while STAT 210 instead spends more time covering the basic elements of mathematical probability)
• STAT 320-1 Statistical Methods 1
• STAT 320-2 Statistical Methods 2**
• STAT 320-3 Statistical Methods 3
• STAT 348-0 Applied Multivariate Analysis or STAT 351-0 Design and Analysis of Experiments or STAT 354-0 Applied Time Series Modeling and Forecasting
• STAT 350-0 Regression Analysis or ECON 381-2 Econometrics

*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

##### Starting 2019-2020:
• MATH 220-1, MATH 220-2

Or*

• MATH 218-1, MATH 218-2, MATH 218-3

And

• MATH 226
• MATH 230-1, MATH 230-2, and MATH 240-0

Or MATH 228-1, MATH 228-2, and MATH 240-0
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
Or ES_APPM 252-1, ES_APPM 252-2, and GEN_ENG 205-1

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

##### Prior to 2019-2020:
• MATH 220-0 Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions, MATH 224-0 Integral Calculus of One-Variable Functions

Or*

• MATH 212-0 Single Variable Calculus I, MATH 213-0 Single Variable Calculus II, MATH 214-0 Single Variable Calculus III

And

• MATH 230-0 Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions
• MATH 234-0 Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus
• MATH 240-0 Linear Algebra

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 320-2
• STAT 320-3
• STAT 348-0 or STAT 354-0
• One additional 300-level statistics electives

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.

### Questions?

Contact stats@northwestern.edu