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 in which there is a need for quantification in the analysis of information.
The minor in statistics requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 hours must be completed at the upper-division level. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
STP 421 and STP 427 must be taken through The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Required Courses -- 18 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BS in actuarial science; BS in applied mathematics; BS in computational mathematical science and statistics; BS in data science, 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. 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 minor.
Statistical analysis and data mining have been identified as two of the most desirable skills in today's job market. Based on factors like pay, growth and job satisfaction, statistics has been named in separate job reports as one of the best careers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 35% growth rate in the need for employees trained in statistical analysis.
For students pursuing a minor in statistics, that means an exciting future of career opportunities in fields as diverse as business, finance, economics, engineering, technology, sports, marketing, government, health care, the environment, politics and more.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Growth: 31.6%
- Median Salary*: 98920
- Growth: -1.7%
- Median Salary*: 48880
- Growth: 6.3%
- Median Salary*: 113940
- Growth: -3.8%
- Median Salary*: 60410
Social Science Research Assistants
- Growth: 4.8%
- Median Salary*: 50470
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
- Growth: 13.4%
- Median Salary*: 68230
- Growth: 2.2%
- Median Salary*: 112110
Operations Research Analysts
- Growth: 22.5%
- Median Salary*: 85720
- Growth: 31.6%
- Median Salary*: 98920
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
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