# The Minor in Statistical & Data Sciences

The minor in Statistical & Data Sciences consists of six courses, according to the following requirements:

- four of the five foundational and core courses required for the major, not including MTH 211
- any course satisfying the programming depth requirement for the major
- any course satisfying the communication requirement for the major

Should these three requirements be fulfilled with fewer than six courses, any of the courses in SDS or CSC that count towards the major may be counted towards the minor.

# The Minor in Applied Statistics

The interdepartmental minor in applied statistics offers students a chance to study statistics in the context of a field of application of interest to the student. The minor is designed with enough flexibility to allow a student to choose among many possible fields of application.

The minor consists of five courses. Among the courses used to satisfy the student's major requirement, a maximum of 2 courses can count towards the minor. Ordinarily, no more than one course graded S/U will be counted towards the minor.

Students who have taken AP Statistics in high school and received a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics Examination will not be required to repeat the introductory statistics course, but they will be expected to complete 5 courses to satisfy the requirements for the minor in applied statistics.

The student must take one of the following courses and no more than one of these courses will count toward the minor. (Students presenting a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics Examination will receive exemption from this requirement.)

- MTH 201: Statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research
- PSY/SDS 201: Statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research
- MTH/SDS 220: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- MTH 219: Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Mathematicians and Computer Scientists
- MTH 220: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- ECO 220: Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics
- GOV 190: Empirical Methods in Political Science
- SOC 201: Evaluating Information
- SOC 202: Quantitative Research Methods

The student must also take both of the following courses:

- MTH 290 Research Design and Analysis
- MTH 291 Multiple Regression

The student must choose two (or more) application courses. Courses not on the following list must be approved by the student's SDS adviser if they are to count toward the minor.

- BIO 232: Evolution
- BIO 234: Genetic Analysis
- BIO 235: Genes and Genomes Laboratory
- BIO 266: Principles of Ecology
- BIO 267: Principles of Ecology Laboratory
- BIO 334: Bioinformatics & Comparative Molecular Bio
- ECO 240: Econometrics
- ECO 311: Seminar: Topics in Economic Development
- ECO 351: Seminar: The Economics of Education
- ECO 362: Seminar: Population Economics
- ECO 363: Seminar: Inequality
- ECO 396: Seminar: International Financial Markets
- EGR 389: Techniques for Modeling Engineering Processes
- GOV 312: Seminar in American Government
- MTH 246: Probability
- MTH 292: Data Science
- PSY 319: Research Seminar in Biological Rhythms
- PSY 325: Research Seminar in Health Psychology
- PSY 335: Research Seminar in the Study of Youth and Emerging Adults
- PSY 358: Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology
- PSY 369: Research Seminar on Categorization and Intergroup Behavior
- PSY 373: Research Seminar in Personality Psychology
- PSY 375: Research Seminar on Political Psychology
- SOC 202: Methods of Social Research

Students planning to minor in applied statistics should consult with their advisers when selecting applications courses. Some honors theses and special studies courses may apply if these courses focus on statistical applications in a field.

Also see the concentration in statistics within the mathematics major and the minor in mathematical statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

# The Minor in Mathematical Statistics

The student can also choose to have a Statistics concentration within the Mathematics major. The Mathematical Statistics Minor consists of MTH 211: Linear Algebra plus 16 other credits from the following:

- MTH 212: Multivariable Calculus
- MTH 246: Probability
- MTH 290: Research Design and Analysis
- MTH 291: Multiple Regression
- MTH 320: Seminar in Mathematical Statistics