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Applied Statistics minor

In our data-rich and quantitative world, decisions and arguments are based on numerical evidence, whether gathered by survey, experiment, or business procedures. The Applied Statistics minor prepares students with the tools and background knowledge necessary to properly collect, analyze, and present that data, and use it to make good decisions and reach sound conclusions.

The program is designed to allow entry from widely varying mathematical backgrounds (no calculus course required), and to provide students with basic competence in the applied statistical modeling and analysis techniques needed in modern business, industry, policy research and other careers.

This minor is for students whose primary specialization is in a field where a strong working knowledge of applied statistics is required or beneficial for employment or further studies.

Declaration

Students can declare a minor after completion of 30 credits, including the prerequisites for STAT 271, and a CGPA of 2.00.

Program outline

This section specifies only the requirements for the Applied Statistics minor, which may be completed as an option in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computing Information Systems, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Kinesiology, and Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Students in other degree programs should check the program information in the calendar to determine whether the Applied Statistics minor is an option in that program. Please refer to the appropriate Bachelor's degree section for information on additional requirements.

Note: Because of substantial content overlap between the Applied Statistics minor and the Mathematics minor (Statistics option), students cannot combine these two specializations.

Lower-level requirements: 10 credits

Course Title Credits
STAT 106 Statistics I 4
or STAT 270 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (see Note)
STAT 271 Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling 3
STAT 272 Statistical Graphics and Languages 3

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Course Title Credits
STAT 315 Applied Regression Analysis 3
Four of: 12
STAT 330 Design of Experiments  
STAT 350 Survey Sampling  
STAT 370/MATH 370 Probability and Stochastic Processes (see Note)  
STAT 402 Applied Generalized Linear Models and Survival Analysis  
STAT 420 Empirical and Non-Parametric Statistics  
STAT 430 Time Series and Forecasting  
STAT 431 Data Mining  
STAT 450 Statistical Distribution Theory (see Note)  
STAT 470 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis  
STAT 488 Selected Topics in Statistics  

Note: STAT 270, STAT 370/MATH 370, and STAT 450 require a calculus course as a prerequisite. Please consult the course descriptions for these courses for details on the prerequisites.

Program plans

Students using STAT 270 to fulfill the lower-level course requirements will not be able to take this course in the first year of the program, because it has a prerequisite of MATH 112. Below are two examples of program plans: one for students using STAT 106 to fulfill their lower-level course requirement, and the other for students using STAT 270 to fulfill their lower-level course requirement.

Typical program plan including STAT 106

Year 1:

  • Semester 1 or 2: STAT 106

Year 2:

  • Semester 1: STAT 271 and STAT 272
  • Semester 2: STAT 315

Year 3:

  • Semester 1: one upper-level STAT course
  • Semester 2: one upper-level STAT course

Year 4:

  • Semester 1: one upper-level STAT course
  • Semester 2: one upper-level STAT course

Typical program plan including STAT 270

Year 1:

  • Semester 1: MATH 111
  • Semester 2: MATH 112

Year 2:

  • Semester 1: STAT 270
  • Semester 2: possibly one upper-level STAT course

Year 3:

  • Semester 1: STAT 271 and STAT 272
  • Semester 2: STAT 315 and possibly one other upper-level STAT course

Year 4:

  • Semester 1: one or two upper-level STAT courses
  • Semester 2: one or two upper-level STAT courses

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the MATH or STAT course descriptions section.

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