Statistics, Minor

The Department of Mathematics offers a minor in statistics available to all students at Marshall University. Students who completed a minor in statistics must have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques and methodologies, working with real data, and understanding of data analysis with job opportunities in business, government, industry and health sectors. The minor provides a window of opportunities for further study in statistical sciences. Students with a statistics minor may be eligible to pursue further degree programs in statistical sciences. The minor in statistics is not to be taken by students pursuing any degree majors in mathematics department. Students pursuing a minor in statistics must complete the General Education requirements at Marshall and in addition, the requirements for their major degree option(s).

The requirements for an undergraduate Minor in Statistics consist of a total of 16 credit hours. The student must have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and a grade of C or better in the required core courses (10 credit hours), and two additional courses (6 credit hours) chosen with permission from the list of elective courses. At least 9 credit hours of the required 16 credit hours must be taken at Marshall University.

Core Required Courses
MTH 231 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
STA 326Applied Statistical Methods3
or STA 345 Applied Prob and Stat
STA 445Probability & Statistics I3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following (with permission):6
Regression Analysis
Experimental Designs
Nonparametric Statistics
Time Series Forecasting
Sampling Designs & Estimation
Probability & Statistics II
Statistical Computing
Stochastic Processes
Applied Survival Analysis
Total Credit Hours16