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Statistics Minor

Statistics is the science of learning from data and is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistics lies at the heart of important advances in the sciences and for making important decisions in business and public policy. With a statistics education from Salisbury University, you could contribute to society in many ways, from protecting endangered species and managing the impacts of climate change to making medicines more effective and reducing hunger and disease.

Why Choose Statistics at SU?

The minor in statistics consists of at least 18 credits and requires completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better. At least 15 credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not used to satisfy General Education requirements, and at least nine hours must be taken at SU.

Students in the statistics minor must take an introductory statistics course:

  • MATH 155 Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis


  • MATH 216 Statistical Thinking

Students must also take one calculus course from the following:

  • MATH 160 Applied Calculus


  • MATH 201 Calculus I


  • MATH 298 Calculus for Biology and Medicine

To complete the minor, at least four approved courses must be taken from the following:

  • MATH 313 Survey Design and Sampling
  • MATH 314 Regression Analysis
  • MATH 380 Internship
  • MATH 390 Undergraduate Research Project
  • MATH 411Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • MATH 414 Mathematical Statistics II
  • MATH 493 Advanced Topics in Statistics
  • MATH 495 Directed Consulting

Students may also take any statistics or research course approved by the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a mathematics major with a statistics track.

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