The Statistics Major and Minor

The Statistics Major

Statistics is used in most of the professions, in most sectors of the economy, and in a great many academic areas. Each year some students enter graduate programs in statistics, or in allied fields (business, economics, education, or psychology). Many students enter the job market and later pursue advanced degrees.

The major in statistics requires a minimum of 32 credits, of which 20 must be at the 300 level. Courses are chosen in consultation with one of the statistics advisors and may include calculus, linear algebra, data analysis, applied regression methods, linear statistical models, probability, and mathematical statistics.

Detailed information on required credits and courses for the statistics major can be found in the Statistics chapter of the course catalogue.

The Statistics Minor

The minors in mathematics and statistics consist of 16 credits at the 200 level or higher. For more information, see the Mathematics and Statistics chapters of the course catalogue.