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A Minor in Statistics

The department of Statistics offers a minor in statistics which can be earned by completing an introductory course in statistics plus a selection of additional courses from the set of 341, 342, 361 and 400 level courses. Coursework has to yield a total of at least 15 credits from statistics courses. The minor must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement. Courses taken for a minor may not be taken on a pass-not pass basis. Below are some examples o fminors,but you can make your own minor by following the general guidelines above.

  • Statistics Minor: Applied
    • Introductory Level Course: one of Stat 101 ,104, or 201
    • Intermediate Level Course: Stat 301.
    • Elective Courses: choose three from Stat 361, 402, 404, 406, 407, 415, 421, 451, 457, 479 and 480.
  • Statistics Minor: Theoretical
    • Introductory Level Course: Stat 201
    • Theory Sequence: Stat 341, 342.
    • Intermediate Level Course: Stat 301.
    • Elective Courses: choose one from Stat 361, 402, 404, 406, 407, 415, 421, 432, 444, 451, 457, 479 and 480.
  • Statistics Minor: Business
    • Introductory Level Sequence: Stat 226.
    • Intermediate Level Course: Stat 326.
    • Elective Courses: choose three from Stat 361, 402, 404, 406, 407, 415, 421, 451, 457, 479 and 480.
  • Statistics Minor: Engineering
    • Introductory Level Course: Stat 105, 231, 305, 322, or 330.
    • Intermediate Level Course: Stat 301.
    • Elective Courses: choose three from Stat 361, 402, 404, 406, 407, 415, 421, 451, 457, 479 and 480.

Descriptions of the courses offered by the Department of Statistics can be found in the ISU Catalog or online at Statistics Courses. In choosing courses to fill out your 15 credits, pay close attention to course prerequisites. In order to formally declare a minor in Statistics, you must fill out a Request for Minor form (available from your academic adviser). Before you fill out this form, you should have a good idea of which courses you will use to fulfill the requirements of the minor. If you have questions, or need a signature on the Request for Minor form, please contact:

      Undergraduate Program

      Dr. W. Robert Stephenson
      Director of Undergraduate Studies
      Department of Statistics
      Office: 3111 Snedecor Hall
      Phone: (515) 294-7805
      E-mail: wrstephe@iastate.edu