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Minor in Statistics

Students should consult advisors about taking Stats 306 and Stats 406 due to pending changes in the Statistics Major and Minors.

The Statistics minor equips you with a general introduction to statistical theory, followed by further training in theoretical or applied statistics through a broad selection of elective classes. Through this minor, you will become able to participate in statistical analysis in the business or engineering world, and you will greatly enhance your preparedness for graduate study in fields involving quantitative analysis. The Statistics minor is an excellent counterpart to any undergraduate concentration at the University of Michigan.

Current Requirements through Fall 2017

Prerequisites 

  • MATH 215 or equivalent
  • EECS 183, EECS 285, SI 106, or ENGR 101

Requirements: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  • Core Courses
    • Either STATS 250 OR STATS 412 
    • STATS 425
  • Elective Courses — At least three additional 400-level Statistics courses to bring the credit total to 15, chosen in consultation with and approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate academic advisor.
    • The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics Minor: 
      • STATS 400
      • STATS 404
      • STATS 412
      • STATS 489
      • STATS 499

Please also see LSA rules regarding minors.

Requirements beginning Winter 2018

Prerequisites 

  • MATH 215

Requirements: Consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours based on teh following:

  • Core Courses: (STATS 250 or STATS 280 or STATS 412) and STATS 306 and STATS 425
  • Elective Courses: At least two statistics advanced electives approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. One elective may be a quantitative methods course with advanced statistical content offered by another department, with approval from a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.
    • The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics Minor: STATS 400, 404, 489 and 499.
    •  STATS 412 may be used as a core course but not as an elective.
    • At least four or the five courses used to meet the minor requirements must be taken within the University of Michigan’s Statistics Department.

 

For declarations F14 and prior

  • Prerequisite: MATH 215 or equivalent.
  • Requirements: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:
    • Core Courses
      • Either STATS 250 OR STATS 412 
      • STATS 425
    • Elective Courses — At least three additional 400-level Statistics courses to bring the credit total to 15, chosen in consultation with and approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate academic advisor.
      • The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics Minor: 
        • STATS 400
        • STATS 404
        • STATS 412
        • STATS 489
        • STATS 499

Please also see LSA rules regarding minors.