Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior

Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior

The minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior is designed

for the student who is interested in expanding his or her knowledge of statistics, especially for applications to the quantitative social sciences and related fields, including politics, sociology, and economics.

The prerequisites for the minor are in two areas:

  1. Single-variable calculus through the second semester, fulfilled by one of MATH 1220 (Applied calculus II), MATH 1320 (Calculus II), or APMA 1110 (Single variable calculus II).
  2. Introductory-level coursework in probability and statistics, fulfilled by one of STAT 2120 (Introduction to statistics), APMA 3110 (Applied statistics and probability), or SOC 3130 (Introduction to Social Statistics)

Requirements for the Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior


The required courses for the minor are in two areas:

  1. Core data-analysis methods, fulfilled by one of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, or STAT 5120.
  2. Data management and cleaning, fulfilled by one of STAT 3080, STAT 3250, or STAT 3430 

In addition, the student must take at least three elective courses from the following list:

  • STAT 3130 (Sample surveys)
  • STAT 5170 (Time series)
  • STAT 5130 (Multivariate statistics)
  • ECON 4720 (Econometric methods)
  • SOC 5620 (Social demography)
  • SOC 5110 (Survey Research Methods)
  • PLAD 2222 (Research Methods)
  • PLCP 5550 (Causal Inference in Comparative Politics)
  • Any STAT course 3000 or higher 

Majors in Statistics may not declare this minor.