The objective of the Minor in Statistics is to provide education and training for interested students whose graduate research includes a substantial amount of statistical methodology or data analysis. These students will benefit from a broad and enriched perspective in the fundamentals and applications of statistics. To receive a designation on their graduate degrees, students must demonstrate proficiency with general statistical concepts and advanced topics relevant to their research. Students will be expected to utilize this advanced knowledge in their research.
Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate level statistics course work (selected from 6110, 6630, 7000, 7010, 7020, 7030, 7040, 7600, 7610, 7700, 7780, 7840, 7850, and 7860) and demonstrate the ability to apply statistical methodology to problems in research. Courses which satisfy requirements of the student's graduate program may also count towards the minor in statistics.
Students must demonstrate the ability to perform intensive data analysis or methodological research using a statistical software package or a computer programming language.
A member of the statistics faculty must be on the student's graduate committee.
The student must demonstrate the ability to apply statistical methodology to problems in research. A chapter or section of a thesis or dissertation can provide such a demonstration.