Students who plan to get a minor in statistics should declare their intention as early as possible by filing a Statistics Minor Form (see below for link). The form can be filed either in the department office (SAC 305) or with Dr. Yimin Zhang, Statistics Minor Coordinator, in SAC 325 (Phone: 610.519.4704).
To receive a statistics minor certificate, the student must see Dr. Zhang in person prior to course registration for his/her final semester. Students may consult Dr. Zhang at any time for information and advice. If all requirements for the minor are satisfied, then the certificate will be issued about two weeks after graduation. The minor will also appear on the student's transcript.
A student who is not a mathematics major may petition to have an upper division course from his/her major count as one of the two statistics electives. The course must have substantial statistical content and must not substantially overlap with any of the other courses that the student is counting towards the minor.
Examples of acceptable substitutions include:
For those students who pursue both the mathematics minor and the statistics minor, exactly four courses (no more) may be counted towards both minors simultaneously: MAT 1500, MAT 1505, MAT 2500 and MAT 4310. No other courses count towards both. Thus, obtaining the statistics minor requires taking four additional courses beyond those required for the mathematics minor.
Mathematics majors may earn a minor in statistics. The four courses MAT 1500, MAT 1505, MAT 2500, and either MAT 4310 or MAT 5700 may count towards both the mathematics major and the statistics minor, but no other courses count towards both. Thus, earning a minor in statistics requiries taking four additional courses beyond those required for the mathematics major.
Refer to the links below for the Departmental and OUS Statistics Minor forms. Please return both completed forms to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in SAC 305.
Minimum GPA requirement: 2.0 for the eight statistics minor courses