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Applied Statistics (Minor)

Understanding statistics and data analysis is becoming an increasingly valuable skill – both in the job market and in civic life. The minor in Applied Statistics consists of a series of courses in a cohesive minor for students interested in developing highly marketable skills in statistical analysis. 


This program is highly multi-disciplinary and is intentionally designed to be open to students of a wide variety of majors including the physical sciences, social sciences, and business disciplines. Several courses in the minor fulfill University and Liberal Arts Core requirements allowing students to obtain the minor without requiring more time to complete their degree.

To fulfill the requirements of the minor, all students will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. 

Required Courses (6 credits):
  • MA 218 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 230 Scientific Computing
Elective Courses (9 credits from any of the following with a minimum of one 300-level and one 400-level selected from this list):
  • ECO 335 Econometrics
  • MA 318 Data Analysis with R
  • MSC 300 Business Statistics
  • MSC 325 Data Analytics 
  • ECO 450 Research Methods in Economics
  • MA 418 Stochastic Modeling
  • MSC 430 Statistical Analysis of Time Series
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