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Statistics Minor

The statistics minor is suited for you not only if you will perform your own research as a career, but also to remain current with the latest developments in research. Statistics is a toolbox required for most scientific studies, and in most scientific areas of the job market there is an increasing demand for students with a strong background in statistics and good quantitative skills. Statistics tell us how to collect numerical information in the form of data, evaluate it, and draw conclusions from it. Furthermore, statistics determines what information is relevant in a given problem and whether the conclusions drawn from a study are to be trusted.

The purpose of the statistics minor is to teach the fundamental concepts and the popular applications, so that you can apply the latter on your own and have a basic understanding of the more complicated applications encountered in academic papers.

Coursework & Duration

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
ST310 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 credits
ST331 Regression Analysis 3 credits
ST332 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 credits

Elective Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
ST311 Data Visualization 3 credits
ST320 Introduction to Probability 3 credits
ST321 Advanced Topics in Probability 3 credits
ST322 Advanced Topics in Statistical Inference 3 credits
ST333 Categorical Data Analysis 3 credits
ST334 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3 credits
ST335 Statistics for Clinical Trials 3 credits
ST336 Survival Analysis 3 credits
ST340 SAS Programming and Data Analysis 3 credits
ST345 Advanced SAS Programming 3 credits
ST350 Statistical Software Packages 3 credits
ST395 Directed Research in Statistics 1-3 credits
ST401 Time Series and Forecasting 3 credits
ST480 Directed Study in Biostatistics 1-3 credits
ST490 Special Topics in Applied Biostatistics 3 credits
Mathematical Analysis III
Calculus II
Linear Algebra
4 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Other elective courses as approved by the department.

Requirements & Expectations

The statistics minor requires a total of 18 credits: nine credits of required courses and nine credits of elective courses.

A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.

Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution, may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

You should apply to the minor program early in your academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of your last year of didactic work.


Carl Walasek 


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