Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Statistics, Minor

Statisticians specialize in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data. They work with professionals from a variety of fields to leverage data to inform almost every aspect of society and life: business practice, scientific research, finance, and public policy, among other areas. In 2022, “Statistician” is one of the top three jobs in the world based on income, stress level, quality of life, and growth potential, and the field has a projected growth of 35% (!  

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics minor in statistics will give you both a good theoretical grounding in statistics as well as a broad understanding of applied statistics through project-based coursework. You will learn multiple computer-based platforms for completing statistical tasks, including Microsoft Excel, R, SAS, and Python. We will provide you with ample opportunities to work on research projects, and we will encourage you to present your research at SRU’s undergraduate symposium and at professional conferences. Because of the amount of experience our students gain working with different statistical software packages, completing analysis projects, and engaging in research, our students are sought after both for internships while they are completing their undergraduate studies and entry-level positions for statistics and data science. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Statistics, Minor Program Page

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Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MATH/STAT in their minor from SRU.
  • Students enrolled in both the Minor in Mathematics and the Minor in Statistics must complete at least 9 credits in each of these minors that are NOT being counted in the other.
  • Students enrolled in both the Minor in Actuarial Science and the Minor in Statistics must complete at least 9 credits in each these minors that are NOT being counted in the other.
  • Mathematics majors must choose at least 15 credit hours in this minor distinct from those being counted toward the major.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Courses
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
STAT 252Introduction to Statistical Modeling3
STAT 256Statistical Computing3
STAT 352Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 353Mathematical Statistics II3
Required Courses for Non-Mathematics Majors
Mathematics majors may not count these courses in the Minor in Statistics:
Calculus I
Calculus II
Select courses of the following to reach 24 credits total for this minor: *3-9
Biostatistics and Experimental Design with Lab
Fundamentals of Database Systems
Data Mining and Data Analysis
Topics in Computer Science: Machine Learning
Introduction to Econometrics
Data Management for Health Science
Calculus III
Statistical Study Design
Mathematical Statistics III
Statistical Learning
Forecasting & Time Series
Statistical Quality Control
Advanced Behavioral Statistics
Total Hours24

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Statistics (52D)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Revised 04.21.2022
UCC 02.15.2022