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.
Students are encouraged to join the Stat 001 Piazza for additional information.
Prerequisites: The minor has the same lower division math prerequisites courses as the major (a total of four): Mathematics 1A, 1B, 53 and 54 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. Courses taken
Minor Requirements: The required upper division courses (total of five courses): Stat 134 (or Stat 140*) and Stat 135; and three courses from: Statistics C102, 150, 151A, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, and 159 including at least one course with a laboratory (exactly as in the major).
*Prerequisites are enforced for Stat 140 (Probability for Data Science); see the course website for details. 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 Declare and Complete the Minor in Statistics:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Students who have completed or are in the process of completing the math prerequisite courses (or equivalent) and Stat 134 or Stat 140 may submit an application.
WHEN CAN ELIGIBLE STUDENTS APPLY?
Students are encouraged to submit an application in the semester they are completing their last prerequisite(s). Applications are generally accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted within the applicable time frame expected by the College of Letters & Science: no later than one semester before your Expected Graduation Term.
(IF APPLICABLE) Collect and prepare to upload documentation verifying completion of prerequisites if they currently do not appear in CalCentral
For courses taken at another 4-year college or a community college outside of California, you will be expected to attach an equivalency evaluation completed by the Math Department.
Students who have already completed the prerequisites are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Staff Advisor after submitting their application to confirm eligibility, go over their program plan, and expedite the minor declaration process.
Applications for students with prerequisites in progress are processed 2-3 Weeks after finals end. Applications for students who have completed all prerequisites are processed within 2 weeks or during a scheduled advising appointment (which ever is sooner). No applications are processed during the first 3 weeks of the fall and spring semesters.