Statistics (Minor)

Statistics (Minor)
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What is a minor in statistics?

The statistics minor offers the fundamentals of statistical analysis and its applications. You’ll receive an introduction to modern statistical theory and experience using statistical software —including R, SAS and JMP —to analyze complex physical, biological and economic models. The statistics minor can be combined with a major in mathematics, data science, business, economics, social sciences and others to prepare for a variety of careers in actuarial science, research, education, government and industry.

Why study statistics at UNH?

You’ll work with a diverse faculty of accomplished mathematicians in a department where pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education and statistics are integrated, giving you exposure to many different facets of knowledge. Upper-level mathematics classes tend to be small, so you’ll enjoy close connections to professors as they delve into the intricacies of advanced ideas.

Potential career areas

  • Computational science
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Programming
  • Research
  • Sociology
  • Software development
  • Statistics

Curriculum & Requirements

The minor in statistics is designed for students in other majors who want to learn the fundamentals of statistical analysis and its applications.

Students should declare their intent to earn a minor as early as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final term, an application should be made to the dean of the student's major college to have the minor shown on the academic record. Students must consult with their major adviser and also the minor supervisor.

For further information, please contact the minor coordinator located on the department website.

Credit toward the minor will be given only for courses passed with C- or better, and a 2.0 grade-point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. No more than 8.0 credits (or two courses) used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

The minor requires a minimum of five MATH courses as detailed in the minor requirements. Additional courses from the list of course electives may be utilized to meet the five-course minimum.

MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
or MATH 644 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 14
Select THREE of the following electives12
MATH 736
Advanced Statistical Modeling
MATH 737
Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement and Design
MATH 739
Applied Regression Analysis
MATH 740
Design of Experiments I
MATH 741
Survival Analysis
MATH 743
Time Series Analysis
MATH 744
Design of Experiments II
MATH 755
Probability with Applications
MATH 756
Principles of Statistical Inference
Total Credits20

This requirement may be satisfied by MATH 525 Linearity I.

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