Minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior

Requirements for 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.

Many courses have prerequisites!  See below prerequisite information for common courses, and see SIS for a comprehensive list of course descriptions and prerequisite information.

Prerequisites to Declare

In order to declare this minor, you need credit for the following courses:

  • Calculus 2: One of MATH 1220, MATH 1320, APMA 1110

  • Introductory Statistics: One of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, STAT 3120

Many statistics courses have a programming component, so it is also recommended that you have credit for one of STAT 1601, STAT 1602, CS 1110, CS 1111, CS 1112, CS 1113.

Requirements: A total of five courses are required for the minor:

  1. One of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120.

  2. One of STAT 3080, STAT 3250, STAT 3430.

  3. Three elective courses, each three or more credits.  Electives can be selected from any of the STAT courses 3000 or higher and from the courses listed below.

  • ECON 4720

  • PLAD 2222

  • PLCP 5550

  • SOC 5620

  • SOC 5110

Important: Students declaring this minor in Fall 2019 or later may not double count any minor courses with a major.  (This is a new College policy and not at the discretion of the Statistics department.)  Students majoring in Statistics may not declare this minor.

Prerequisites for Selected Courses

Note: “Introductory statistics course” means credit for any of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, or STAT 3120.  “Introductory programming course” means credit for any of the CS 1110, CS 1111, CS 1112, or CS 1113. (Transfer and AP credit are allowed.)

STAT 1100:    No prerequisite.

STAT 1601:    No prerequisite.

STAT 1602:    No prerequisite.

STAT 2020:    No prerequisite.

STAT 2120:    MATH 1210 or MATH 1310.

STAT 3080:  STAT 1601 or STAT 1602.  (Can also be fulfilled with a combination of an introductory statistics course and an introductory programming course.)

STAT 3110:    MATH 1220 or MATH 1320.

STAT 3120:    STAT 3110 or MATH 3100 or APMA 3100.

STAT 3130:    An introductory statistics course.

STAT 3220:    An introductory statistics course.

STAT 3250:  STAT 1601 or STAT 1602.  (Can also be fulfilled with a combination of an introductory statistics course and an introductory programming course.)

STAT 3480:    An introductory statistics course.

STAT 4630:    STAT 3220, ECON 3720, or STAT 5120; also previous experience with R.

STAT 5120:    STAT 3120 and one of MATH 3350, MATH 3351, APMA 3080.

STAT 5170:    STAT 3120 (also suggested: one of STAT 3220, ECON 3720, STAT 5120).