The Statistics minor is intended for students who are interested in developing broad statistical skills, and also for students who may be considering graduate work in statistics, analytics, actuarial science, or a related discipline. Students will develop foundational understanding of probability and statistics, learn how to produce high-quality data from randomized scientific studies, analyze data using regression and more advanced machine learning methods, and develop software skills, including statistical programming languages.
For students who transfer credit for STA 104 , such as through AP Statistics, the minor will require the other four core courses and one elective. Students with strong quantitative backgrounds who skip STA 104 can substitute a second elective for STA 104.
Listed courses may not be taught each year, requiring some degree of advance planning to complete the minor. Students will be able to complete the Statistics minor in a timely fashion if they declare a Statistics minor, having completed calculus through MTH 115 and also STA 104, by the end of their sophomore year. (Completion of calculus up to MTH 115 is a prerequisite for STA 264 )