Statistics  (Minor)

Demand for statisticians is expected to grow 27% by 2022. With a statistics minor, you are prepared to apply your data analysis skills to nearly any area you are passionate about, such as health care, the environment, politics or sports.

Program Description

The minor in statistics is beneficial for students majoring in a variety of disciplines such as physics, engineering applications, business, economics, the life and social sciences or to any field where there is a need for quantification in the analysis of phenomena.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BS in actuarial science; BS in applied mathematics; BS in computational mathematical science and statistics; BA and BS in mathematics (including all concentrations); BAE in secondary education (mathematics)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students should confer with an academic advisor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences before declaring the minor.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in statistics consists of 18 to 20 credit hours, of which at least 12 hours are completed at the upper-division level. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.

Required courses:
MAT 271 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, MA (4) or MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II, MA (3)
MAT 272 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III, MA (4) or MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III, MA (3)
MAT 300 Mathematical Structures, L (3)
STP 420 Introductory Applied Statistics, CS (3)
STP 421 Probability (3)
STP 427 Mathematical Statistics (3) or STP 429 Experimental Statistics, CS (3)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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