A Statistics minor combined with other majors is excellent preparation for careers or graduate studies in a variety of fields, including actuarial science; economics and business; the life, physical and computing sciences; medicine; and the social sciences. Nearly all of these fields have an increasing amount of data being collected, and a developed ability to analyze and solve problems is valued in any discipline.

A minor in Statistics requires at least 24 credit hours in Statistics consisting of the courses listed below. The number of required classes for this minor is kept low to allow students to choose electives most helpful in their own major.


Choose four electives from the following.* Only one elective may also be applied toward a major in the Mathematics department:


* MAT-130 or MAT-253 may be selected.

Alternatively, three electives may be chosen from the above and one from the following:


18-21 credit hours

Courses for the Statistics minor are taught by professors Bob Mallison and Melvin Royer.