Minor Prerequisites

Minor Prerequisites



UC Berkeley Course


Calculus I

Math 1A

  • Equivalent Advanced Placement, IB, or A-Levels per Math Department; or equivalent CA Community College course work per Assist.org; or equivalent course work from another 4-year college or out-of-state community college as evaluated by the Math Department.

  • Math 56 may be taken in lieu of Math 54. Math 91 "Linear Algebra" from Fall 2022 is also acceptable.

Calculus II

Math 1B

Multivariable Calculus

Math 53

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Math 54

Recommended Upper Division Statistics course

Stat 134 or
Data/Stat C140

The minor has the same lower division math prerequisite courses as the major (a total of four): Mathematics 1A, 1B, 53 and 54 (or 56) with a grade no lower than a C in each. These courses can be taken at UC Berkeley or the equivalent can be taken elsewhere. Please refer to the Math Department for high school exam credit equivalencies and assist.org for equivalent courses at California Community Colleges.

Although Stat 134 and Data C140 are not technically prerequisites, it is recommended that students take one of the courses before declaring the Statistics Minor. Probability theory is a foundational course for all other upper division Statistics minor courses and can give students a better sense than lower division statistics courses of what they can expect in the minor.