Academic Catalog

Statistics Minor

Students must complete all coursework including satisfaction of the University General Education Requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Group Requirements, as well as the departmental minor requirements cited below. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.

It is each student’s responsibility to learn the requirements, policies, and procedures governing the program the student is following and to act accordingly. Students should consult the Department of Mathematics’ undergraduate academic advisor on a regular basis. Although the advisor will provide assistance, the responsibility for fulfilling degree requirements remains with the student.

Minor Requirements

Residency: A minimum of 7 credits of minor requirements at or above MAT or STA 5030 must be taken at Wayne State University. This includes courses that are considered equivalent to the Mathematics Department's MAT or STA courses and that are approved by the Mathematics Department to meet a major requirement.

Minimum Grade Requirements: The following grade requirements must be satisfied in the minor.

  • C- or better in all required coursework.
  • C or better average for all coursework.


1. STA courses previously designated by MAT (for example STA 2210 was previously labelled MAT 2210) are the same courses and meet the same requirements.

2. Although this policy is found in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) requirements, it is worth noting that if a student is majoring in a CLAS major, they must obtain at least one minor that has 3 unique courses from the major. This means that at least 3 courses used to complete requirements in the minor must not be used to complete requirements in the major.

3. The required courses listed are the minimum that students should complete. Students are encouraged to take more courses in order to strengthen their background and enhance their prospects for employment and/or graduate school.

Course Requirements

Foundational mathematics11-12
Calculus I
Calculus II
Select one of the following:
Elementary Linear Algebra
Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra
Statistics courses10-12
Select one of the following:
Probability and Statistics
Quantitative Methods II: Statistical Methods
Basic Engineering III: Probability and Statistics in Engineering
Introductory Statistics and Econometrics
Introduction to Biostatistics
Select at least two of the following:
Statistical Computing and Data Analysis
Topological Data Analysis
Introduction to Probability Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Introduction to Data Science
Applied Time Series
Special Topics in Mathematics (Topic must be approved by the Department of Mathematics.)
Design of Experiments
Applied Regression Analysis

Students should be aware that MAT 2150, MAT 5700,MAT 5890 and STA 5800, and STA 6840 require  MAT 2030 as a prerequisite. 

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