Minor in Statistics

The target audience for this minor are students with some prior experience with statistics and computing who would like a deeper understanding of data and statistics.  This minor assumes prior experience with statistics and computing before declaring, allows more student flexibility for a combination of theory and analytics, and includes only STAT courses.  We expect mostly students majoring in STEM subjects, but it is open to all.

Prerequisites : 

1) Calculus 1

  • MATH 1210: A Survey of Calculus I OR
  • MATH 1310: Calculus I OR
  • APMA 1090: Single Variable Calculus I

2) Introduction to Data Analysis and Computing

  • STAT 1601: Introduction to Data Science with R  OR
  • STAT 1602: Introduction to Data Science with Python OR 
  • One of STAT 1100, STAT 1120, STAT 2020, STAT 2120, ANTH 4840, PLAD 2222, PSYC 2005, SOC 3130 AND
    One of CS 1110, CS 1111, CS 1112, CS 1113, PHYS 2660

 

 Required Courses :

1.  Statistical Linear Modeling

  • STAT 3220: Introduction to Regression Analysis

2.  Statistical Computing

  • STAT 3080: From Data to Knowledge  OR
  • STAT 3250: Data Analysis with Python

3) Three electives total, selected from the Computational Electives list and the Data Analysis list below, with at least one course from each list.
 

Computational Electives

  • STAT 3080: From Data to Knowledge
  • STAT 3240: Programming in Matlab/Mathematica
  • STAT 3250: Data Analysis with Python
  • STAT 3280: Data Visualization and Management
  • STAT 3430: Statistical Computing SAS/R
  • STAT 4210: Big Data Tools
  • STAT 4260: Databases
  • STAT 4310: Data Visualization and Presentation

 

Data Analysis Electives

  • STAT 3120: Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 3130: Sample Surveys
  • STAT 3480: Nonparametric and Rank-Based Statistics
  • STAT 4130: Multivariate Statistics
  • STAT 4440: Bayesian Statistical Analysis
  • STAT 4800: Advanced Sports Analytics I
  • STAT 4160: Experimental Design
  • STAT 4170: Financial Times Series and Forecasting
  • STAT 4220: Applied Analytics for Business
  • STAT 4630: Statistical Machine Learning
  • STAT 4996: Capstone

 

 

updated May 24, 2021