Minor in Statistics

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A Minor in Statistics can be an excellent complement to a degree in another field, from security policy to marketing to computer programming. The minor program requires 18 hours of core and elective courses, including introductory classes in statistics and programming as well as a Statistical Computing Packages class.


"The Statistics Department offers great courses that complement business degrees, [including] accounting, information systems, marketing and finance. In my job search, I've gotten the impression that prospective employers are impressed by a statistics minor, and that sets me apart from other candidates."

Jonah Feld
Minor ’03, Statistics

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses.
One of the following introductory courses:
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I
STAT 1127Statistics for the Biological Sciences
Both of the following courses:
STAT 2118Regression Analysis
or STAT 2123 Introduction to Econometrics
STAT 2183Intermediate Statistics Lab/Packages
or STAT 4197 Fundamentals of SAS Programming for Data Management
Three courses (9 credits) of approved Statistics (STAT) courses.