Statistics Minor (2017-2018 Catalog)

Prof. Brett Hunter, Coordinator (bhunte11@gmu.edu)

Catalog Entry


This minor provides students with a background in the theory and application of statistical methodology. It is intended to complement undergraduate degree programs in the Volgenau School and the College of Science, especially those programs that require MATH 113, MATH 114, and STAT 344 as a part of the major requirements.


Admission Requirements: Completion of MATH 113 and MATH 114 with a grade of C or better.


Course Work (15 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)
  • STAT 344 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 354 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 362 - Introduction to Computer Statistical Packages (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 456 - Applied Regression Analysis (Credits: 3)
Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose one of the following courses.

  • STAT 455 - Experimental Design (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 463 - Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 465 - Nonparametric Statistics and Categorical Data Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 474 - Introduction to Survey Sampling (Credits: 3)

Notes

  • Grades of C or better are required in all courses.
  • At least 8 credits must be in courses not required by the student’s major or other minors.
  • Students enrolled in the BS degree in mathematics may substitute MATH 351: Probability and MATH 352: Statistics for the STAT 344 and STAT 354 core course requirements.
  • STAT 346 and a course in statistics, such as STAT 250, may be substituted for the STAT 344 core course requirement.