The minor provides students with a background in data analysis and statistical methodology. It is intended to complement undergraduate degree programs such as computer science, economics, environmental engineering, geography, mathematics, nursing, psychology, public administration, sociology, and systems engineering.


Program Requirements

The minor requires 15 credits: a core sequence of 6 credits, plus 9 credits of electives. Grades of C or better are required in all courses. At least 9 of the 15 credits must be in STAT courses. At least 8 credits must be in courses not required by the student's major.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Core Sequence Credits

Select one sequence from the following:6
Sequence 1:
Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)
Introductory Statistics II
Analysis of Experimental Data
Sequence 2:
Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I
Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II
Sequence 3: 1
Total Credits6

Provided the 9 elective credits are all STAT courses, mathematics majors may substitute these courses.


Select 9 credits from the following:9
Introduction to Computer Statistical Packages
Experimental Design
Applied Regression Analysis
Introduction to Biostatistics
Applied Multivariate Statistics
Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis
Nonparametric Statistics and Categorical Data Analysis
Introduction to Statistical Learning
Introduction to Survey Sampling
Special Topics in Statistics
Health Data Challenges
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I
Biostatistics for Biology Majors
Biostatistics for Bioinformatics
Introduction to Research Design and Analysis
Scientific Data and Databases
Geographic Information Systems in Engineering
Computational Methods for Genomics
Database Concepts
Data Mining
Discrete Events Systems Modeling
Introduction to Econometrics
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Research Methods and Analysis (Mason Core)
Quantitative Methods for Geographical Analysis
Data Analysis and Global Change Detection Techniques
Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation
Deterministic Operations Research
Stochastic Operations Research
Statistics in Psychology
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Mason Core)
Analysis of Social Data
Human Computer Interaction
Decision and Risk Analysis
Total Credits9