Mathematics and Statistics Minor
Mathematics or statistics are used in every quantitative discipline. If you would like to get or expand exposure to mathematics or statistics, consider one of these minors in the fields of mathematics or statistics.
Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data requires strong theoretical backgrounds in mathematics and statistics, as well as handson analytical and technical skills. This minor gives students from a wide variety of majors coursework that will help them become effective data analysts.
Total hours: 2223
Required courses:

MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I

STA 235 Introduction to Probability and Statistics II

STA 565 Applied Statistics I
plus at least two courses from the list

MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MAT 555 Probability in the Actuarial Sciences

STA 450 Introduction to Engineering Statistics

STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I

STA 541 Mathematical Statistics II

STA 566 Applied Statistics II

STA 567 Introduction to Time Series Analysis

STA 568 Bayesian Methods

STA 569 Topics in Statistics
For students already taking MAT 250, 308, STA 540 for another program, the recommended coursework is: STA 135, 235, 541, 565, 567, 568, and one of MAT 555, STA 566, 569. Six hours must be upperlevel courses.
The field of mathematical biology has been expanding in the last several decades and is evermore present in many professions related to biology (wildlife management, ecology, microbiology, epidemiology). This minor gives students a theoretical background and practical skills in mathematical biology.
Total hours: 21
Course requirements:
Students not in a mathematics program take one or two of

STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I

STA 235 Introduction to Probability and Statistics II

STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I
and one of

MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MAT 338 Ordinary Differential Equations.
All students take

BIO/MAT 460 Principles of Biomathematics

BIO/MAT 461 Biomathematics in the Biomedical Sciences
and at least one of

BIO 115 The Cellular Basis of Life

BIO 216 Biological Inquiry and Analysis

BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function

BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function

BIO 300 Introductory Microbiology

BIO 305 Introduction to Evolutionary Principles

BIO 330 Principles of Ecology

BIO 333 Genetics

BIO 532 Quantitative Ecology

BIO 557 Systematics and Bioinformatics
so that the total number of hours in the minor is at least 21. Six hours must be upperlevel courses.
This generalpurpose mathematics minor will expand your exposure to mathematics or statistics.
Total hours: 23
Required courses:

MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
and nine hours of selected mathematics courses numbered above 309 (except for MAT 330, MAT 399, and MAT 554). Departmental approval required. Six hours must be upperlevel courses.