Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Statistics

Expected Changes for Fall 2019

Students who wish to declare a minor in statistics must complete 6 courses and earn at least 18 credits including STA 308 (4) or STA 307 (4) or STA 409 (4); STA 412 (4) or STA 411 (3); MTH 451 (3), STA 441 (4), and two additional statistics courses at the 300 level or above.

Specifically, this minor is intended to equip students with statistical skills and ability to think critically about information, to apply various statistical methods to real data problems in areas of the students’ professional field, to interpret and to report the results of the analysis.

The following four courses are required:

  • 3-4 credits – STA 307(4), STA 308(4), or 409(3)
  • 3–4 credits – STA 411(3) or STA 412(4)
  • 3 credits – MTH 451(3)
  • 4 credits – STA 441(4)

Two additional courses can be selected from the following list:

  • 4 credits – STA 305
  • 4 credits – STA 460
  • 3 credits – STA 492 (Special Topics in Statistics)
  • 1-3 credits – STA 491 (Directed Study in Statistics)

Note: STA 491 involves a more advanced work/project in statistics conducted under the supervision of the faculty. Also, students can take graduate courses in Statistics towards electives.

In addition, students are expected to complete MTH 131(3) or MTH 141(4); and MTH 215(3).

The list of the courses should be approved and signed by the Director of Statistics Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Natallia Katenka (nkatenka@uri.edu).

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Current Catalog Description

Students who wish to declare a minor in statistics must earn 18 credits including STA 409 (3), 412 (3), MTH 451 (3), and three three-credit statistics courses chosen with prior approval of the section head of Statistics.

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