Minor in Statistics
Course work in statistics acquaints students with the role played in the modern world by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods. Students grow familiar with both the theory and the application of techniques in common use as they are trained in statistical research. The flexibility of the undergraduate program allows students to concentrate on theoretical or applied training, or they may link their studies in statistics to work in other related departments (see majors in economics, education, electrical and computer engineering, computational and applied mathematics, managerial studies, mathematics, political science, and psychology). Graduate study has concentrations in applied probability, Bayesian methodology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics, computational finance, data analysis, density estimation, epidemiology, image processing, model building, quality control, statistical computing, spatial processes, stochastic processes, and time series analysis. A joint MBA/Master of Statistics degree also is available in conjunction with the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.
There are two options available to those wishing to minor
in statistics. Track A is designed for mathematically sophisticated students
who wish to understand not only how statistical methods are used, but also how
they are developed. Track B is designed to help students develop a working
knowledge of statistics and the wide range of possibilities for the use and
misuse of statistical methods.
Students must complete at least six courses (a minimum of
18 credit hours).
• Track A: STAT 310 Probability
STAT 405 Statistical Computing and Graphics
STAT 410 Introduction to Regression
• Track B: STAT 280 Elementary
Applied Statistics or STAT 305 Intro to Statistics for the Biosciences
STAT 385 Methods for Data Analysis and System Optimization
• Three electives in statistics
at the 300 level or higher for Track A, four electives for Track B. STAT 305
and 385 do not count as electives for Track A.
Suggested electives are:
• Track A: STAT 313, 411, 421,
422, 423, 431, 449, 453
• Track B: STAT 100, 405, 440,
482, 484, 485, 486
No more than three courses can apply from study abroad or