The Department of Mathematics offers a Minor in Statistics for students whose majors are not mathematics.  The goal of the Minor in Statistics is to provide the student with a substantial number of courses that are statistical in nature and involve a substantial amount of mathematics.

The requirements entail 16 credits, from I - IV:

I. a. Math 241, Calculus III (Multivariable Calculus) (4)
   b. Some courses below may require MATH240 or MATH461 as a prerequisite.

II  One of the three pairs of 3-credit courses:

Stat 400 and Stat 401 (note that STAT400 and ENEE324 are duplicate credits)
Stat 410 and Stat 420
Stat 410 and Stat 401

III.  Stat 430


IV.  One of the courses in (a) - (d):

(a) Stat 440
(b) Stat 470
(c) A third course in (II) not already taken to satisfy (II)
(d) Econ 422

Other issues related to the Minor in Statistics:

(a)  The Minor in Statistics is NOT open to Mathematics Majors.

(b)  The student will need to achieve at least a C (2.0) in each course for the Minor in Statistics.

(c) A student may use a maximum of 2 courses to satisfy the requirements of both a major and the Minor in Statistics.

(d)  No more than one 400-level course for the Minor in Statistics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park.  In addition, no more than two transferred courses may be applied to the Statistics Minor.

The departmental advisor for this program is Professor Paul Smith.

Minor in Actuarial Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Minor in Actuarial Mathematics for students whose majors are not mathematics.  The goal of the Minor in Actuarial Mathematics is to provide the student with an introduction to statistics in general and actuarial mathematics in particular.  This minor is closely related to the Minor in Statistics, but its focus is on actuarial mathematics. The requirements entail 16 credits:

I. Math 241

II. One of the three pairs of 3-credit courses:

Stat 400 and Stat 401 (note that STAT400 and ENEE324 are duplicate credits)
Stat 410 and Stat 420
Stat 410 and Stat 401

III. Also:

Math 461 (Math 240, with 4 credits, may be substituted for Math 461)
Stat 470

IV. Recommended:  Math 424 and/or Stat 430

Other issues related to coursework:

(a)  The Minor in Actuarial Mathematics is NOT open to Mathematics Majors.

(b)  The student will need to achieve at least a C (2.0) in each course for the Minor in Actuarial Mathematics.

(c) A student may use a maximum of 2 courses to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a Minor in Actuarial Mathematics.

(d)  No more than one 400-level course for the Minor in Actuarial Mathematics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park.  In addition, no more than 2 transferred courses may be applied the Actuarial Minor.

 

The departmental advisor for this program is Ida Chan, .
Also, click here for more information on actuarial opportunities.