Statistics Major and Minor Requirements | St. Lawrence University Math, Computer Science, and Statistics

Statistics Major and Minor Requirements

Statistics Major (B.S.)

The field of statistics is one of the most important and fastest growing fields today.  

A major in statistics requires 11 units, an SYE, and a unit in computing. An SYE in statistics would count toward the eleven units. A computing class in statistics would count toward the 11 units.

Mathematics Courses 
  • 135.   Calculus I.
  • 136.   Calculus II.
  • 205.   Multivariate Calculus.
  • 217.   Linear Algebra.
Statistics Courses 
  • 113.   Applied Statistics.
  • 213.   Applied Regression Analysis.
  • 325.   Probability.
  • 326.   Mathematical Statistics.
Electives
  • Three electives, all at the 200 level or above, with at least 2 at the 300 level or above.
  • Math 280, Math 350, Math 305, or CS 219 can count as a 300+ elective
  • At least two electives must have STAT prefix
Senior Year Experience

An SYE is required, either in statisitcs or outside the department. 

  • A statisitcs SYE would count as one of the three electives. 
  • All projects will include a written paper and a formal oral presentation.  More information can be found on the SYE Info page.  
  • Students wishing to receive honors in statistics must conduct an honors project in Stats 498, and must also have a final major GPA of 3.5 or higher.

If you are planning on majoring in statistics without a major or minor in mathematics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study.  If you are planning on including a mathematics major or minor, you should go here

NOTES:
  • You may not double major in statistics and math/econ.
  • Students considering graduate work in statistics are strongly encouraged to take MATH 305.

Statistics Minor

A minor in statistics requires five units, at least three must have a STAT prefex. The remaining two units can be either from Statistics or from among the options listed below. 

  • Economics 200 (Quantitative Methods in Economics - 1.5 units),
  • Environmental Studies 323 (Environmental Epidemiology),
  • Psychology 205 (Research Methods in Psychology - 1.25 units),
  • Sociology 301 (Quantitative Methods).
  • With the permission of the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics department, courses from outside the department which include a substantial statistics component may also count towards the minor.

If you are planning getting a minor in statistics without a major or minor in mathematics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study.  If you are planning on including a mathematics major or minor, you should go here