The field of statistics is concerned with ways of understanding variability in measurements. It is the science and art of making informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statistical reasoning and methods are fundamental to research in many scientific fields. For example, probabilistic models of learning are used in education and psychology, and time series and regression models guide research in engineering, chemistry, economics, biology, and medicine. The statistics minor serves these students or professionals with interests in experimental design, data analysis, or statistical modeling. Having a strong background in statistics is particularly relevant for students seeking employment in scientific fields and for students planning to pursue a teaching credential or a graduate degree.
Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper
division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors,
concentrations, or major requirements.
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 units for the Statistics Minor.
Some of the listed electives have pre-requisites outside of the minor requirement. If the proper pre-requisites have not been completed within the student's major program, the student should consider one of the STAT electives that only require introductory level statistics as a pre-requisite.
Complete one of the following introductory statistics courses:
Complete one of the following courses:
Complete a minimum of four (4) units from the following course list:
Complete the following course:
Students must demonstrate a depth of statistical knowledge and apply their statistical knowledge to both theoretical and applied problems.
Students must demonstrate the ability to apply advanced statistics principles and methods to solve problems from their field of study.
Students must demonstrate the ability to analyze, compare and evaluate the appropriateness of technological tools and their uses in Statistics, and use statistical software to conduct investigations, make conjectures, and solve problems.