The minor is for students who want to study a significant amount of Statistics and Probability at the upper division level. It will provide them with formal recognition for their effort on their transcript, but not on their diploma.
The minor has the same lower division prerequisites as the major (a total of four courses): Mathematics 1A, 1B, 53 and 54.
The required upper division courses (total of five courses): Stat 134 (can take Stat 140* instead) and Stat 135; and three courses from: Statistics 150, 151A, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, and 159 including at least one course with a laboratory (exactly as in the major).
*Stat 140 (Probability for Data Science) is a new course, which will be offered as of Spring 2017. This is an acceptable alternative to Stat 134 as a Core Statistics Major requirement, and as a prerequisite for 15X-level courses. Credit Restriction: Due to overlap of course content, students will only receive credit for either Stat 134 or Stat 140.
Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 required in upper-division courses used for the minor.
Overlap between Major and Minor: Maximum of one upper division course
How to obtain the Minor in Statistics:
You may obtain the minor once you have completed both the lower division prerequisites and the 5 upper division requirements. You will need to meet with the undergraduate faculty advisor. Please bring the following items with you:
- Minor application form
- copy of your transcript (an unofficial one will do)
- Petition for Confirmation of Minor Program completed
After you meet with the faculty advisor, please bring your forms to one of the Undergraduate Student Services Advisors (Denise Yee or Majabeen Samadi).