Program in Statistics—Majors, Minors, Clusters

The Program in Statistics is responsible for teaching statistics courses required for majors and minors in Statistics, and for all other bachelor degree programs. Some of the advanced courses are taught together for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Major in Statistics

The Program in Statistics offers a BA with Statistics as the major. Six to eight courses in Statistics (including STT 201, 203, 212, and 226W) and two to four courses in an allied field such as Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology, or Political Science are required. MTH 161—162 or their equivalent (141—143) and 164 or advisor's permission are the prerequisites.

Double Majors
Double majors with Statistics and Biology, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology or other areas are possible. Only three courses may overlap for the two majors.
Joint Major
The BA degree with a "Joint concentration in Mathematics and Statistics" is also offered.


Minor in Statistics

  • The Minor in Statistics requires five courses in Statistics:
  • one of 211, 212, or 213
  • 201
  • 203
  • 216 or 226W
  • one course in computers such as STT 277-278, CSC 170 or CSC 171


Clusters in Statistics

A Cluster in Statistics requires three courses in Statistics. These may be chosen from the following:

  • Applied Statistics (N1 STT 001)
  • One or both of STT 216 and 221W
  • One of STT 211, 212 and 213
  • Both 277—278, or an equivalent 4-credit computer course
  • Both 222—241
  • Probability and Statistics (N1 STT 002)
  • STT 201
  • STT 203
  • One of MTH 162 or 172



Some of the courses taught in the program are required for the following certificates:

Actuarial Studies Certificate
STT 212 or 213, 201, 203, 216 or 221W.
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Management Studies Certificate
STT 211, 212, or 213; marketing option requires STT 221W.
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