Minor in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics offers an undergraduate Minor in Statistics. Students who complete a Minor in Statistics will have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques and methodologies, working with real data, and understanding of data analysis with job opportunities in business, government, industry and health sectors. The minor provides a window of opportunities for further study in statistical sciences. Students with a Minor in Statistics may be eligible to pursue further degree programs in statistical sciences.

The Minor in Statistics is available for all majors at Marshall University other than those in the Department of Mathematics.

Requirements for a Minor in Statistics

The undergraduate minor requires five courses, for a total of 15 credit hours. At least 9 credit hours of the required 15 credit hours must be taken at Marshall University.

The student must have:

  • at least 2.0 grade point average.
  • a grade of C or better in the Required Courses (6 credit hours).
  • Three additional 254 College of Science courses (9 credit hours), chosen with permission from the list of elective courses.


Required Courses for a Minor in Statistics

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
STA 225 Introductory Statistics 3
STA 326 Applied Statistical Methods 3
Total Credit Hours 6

Elective courses (with permission) for a Minor in Statistics

Choose three of the following courses, for a total of 9 credit hours:
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
STA 325 Survey Sampling Methods 3
STA 412 Regression Analysis 4
STA 413 Experimental Designs 3
STA 420 Nonparametric Methods 3
STA 422 Time Series Forecasting 3
STA 425 Sampling Designs and Estimation 3
STA 445 Probability and Statistics 1 3
STA 446 Probability and Statistics 2 3
STA 466 Stochastic Processes 3
STA 470 Applied Survivial Analysis 3


This page is an unofficial summary of degree requirements. The official requirements are described in the most current Undergraduate Catalog. Students should consult their advisor when deciding on a plan of study.


Contact us regarding Mathematics Undergraduate Degrees:

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Dr. Anna Mummert
Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Office: 719 Smith Hall