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Statistics Minor

Effective Winter 2018

Exclusions:

Academic minors in Statistics are not open to students with a Statistics major, a Data Science major or any other minor in Statistics.

Advising

 Most statistics courses are elected after taking an introductory course (STATS 250, STATS 280 or STATS 412) and completing an introductory mathematics sequence. Student wishing to pursue a minor in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate advisor.  See department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  1. Core courses: (STATS 250 or STATS 280 or STATS 412), and STATS 306 and STATS 425.
  2. Elective statistics courses: At least two statistics advanced electives approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Constraints

  • 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, 499.
  • STATS 412 may be used as a core course, but not as an elective.

Residency

At least four of the five courses used to meet the minor requirements must be taken within the University of Michigan's Statistics Department.

Statistics (Minor) (Spring 2017 - Fall 2017)

Effective Spring 2017

Exclusions:

Academic minors in Statistics are not open to students with a Statistics major, a Data Science major or any other minor in Statistics.

Advising

Normally, most statistics courses are elected after an introductory mathematics sequence has been completed or after consulting a department department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215.
  • One of: EECS 183 or 285, or SI 106, or ENGR 101

Computing. Computing is central to current statistical practice, both in and beyond universities. Modern statistical techniques often lend themselves to being understood in terms of algorithms and computation. Accordingly, instructors of courses serving statistics minors are increasingly integrating computation and algorithms into their instruction. We expect students to undertake the computing requirement prior to declaring a minor in the department.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  • Core Courses: STATS 250 (or 350) or STATS 280, and STATS 425; or STATS 412 and 425.
  • Elective Statistics Courses:
    At least three additional 400-level STATS courses to bring the credit total to 15, chosen in consultation with and approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Constraints

The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics minor: STATS 400, 404, 412, 489, 499.

Statistics (Minor) (Winter 2015 - Winter 2017)

Effective Winter 2015

Exclusions:

Academic minors in Statistics are not open to students with a Statistics major or any other minor in Statistics.

Advising

Normally, most statistics courses are elected after an introductory mathematics sequence has been completed or after consulting a department department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Statistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor. See Department website for contact information: lsa.umich.edu/stats/undergraduate-students/advising

Prerequisites

  • MATH 215.
  • One of: EECS 183 or 285, or SI 106, or ENGR 101

Computing. Computing is central to current statistical practice, both in and beyond universities. Modern statistical techniques often lend themselves to being understood in terms of algorithms and computation. Accordingly, instructors of courses serving statistics minors are increasingly integrating computation and algorithms into their instruction. We expect students to undertake the computing requirement prior to declaring a minor in the department.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

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

  • Core Courses: STATS 250 (or 350) or STATS 280, and STATS 425; or STATS 412 and 425.
  • Elective Statistics Courses:
    At least three additional 400-level STATS courses to bring the credit total to 15, chosen in consultation with and approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Constraints

The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics minor: STATS 400, 404, 412, 489, 499.

Statistics Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2014)

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2014

Academic minors in Statistics are not open to students with a Statistics  major or any other minor in Statistics.

 

The Statistics minor program is designed to equip students with a general introduction to probability and statistics.  It allows a broad selection of classes to suit both general and specific interests.  

Prerequisites to the Minor: MATH 215.

Academic Minor Program:

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

  1. Core Courses: STATS 250 (or 350) and 425, or STATS 412 and 425.
  2. Elective Statistics Courses:

    At least three additional 400-level STATS courses to bring the credit total to 15, chosen in consultation with and approved by a Statistics Department undergraduate department advisor.

Exclusions: The following courses may not be used as electives for the Statistics minor: STATS 400, 404, 412, 489, 499