The minor in Statistics provides students with a background in the theory and application of statistical methodology. It is intended to complement undergraduate degree programs in the Volgenau School and the College of Science, especially those programs that require MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Mason Core), MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, and STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I as a part of the major requirements.

Admissions

To be admitted to the minor, students must have completed MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Mason Core) and MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II with a grade of C or better.

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The minor in Statistics requires 15 credit hours of coursework. Grades of C or better are required in all 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 Requirements

STAT 344Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 1,23
STAT 354Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II 23
STAT 362Introduction to Computer Statistical Packages3
STAT 456Applied Regression Analysis3
Total Credits12
1

STAT 346 Probability for Engineers and a course in statistics, such as STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core), can be substituted for the STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I core requirement.

2

Students enrolled in the Mathematics, BS may substitute MATH 351 Probability and MATH 352 Statistics for STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I and STAT 354 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II.

Elective Requirement

Select one from the following:3
Experimental Design
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
Total Credits3