Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Statistics (STATMIN)Department of Statistics

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


The minor in statistics provides students the opportunity to pursue formal studies in statistics as a complement of their chosen major. The minor explores fundamental statistical concepts and basic statistical techniques well beyond what is learned in a single introduction to statistics course. Students completing the minor will gain valuable expertise in statistics and a potential advantage when competing for jobs.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (19 with the Addenda requirement), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) of the following options:
    • Statistical Literacy. One (1) course:
    • Introduction to Statistics. One (1) course:
      • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques
      • SPH-Q 381 Introduction to Biostatistics
  2. Statistical Inference. One (1) course:
  3. Data Modeling and Inference. One (1) course:
  4. Advanced Electives. One (1) of the following options:
    • Statistics Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • Statistics Elective + Free Elective. Both of the following:
      1. Statistics Elective. One (1) course:
      2. Free Elective. One (1) course:
        • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
        • INFO-I 368 Introduction to Network Science
        • INFO-I 421 Applications of Data Mining
        • INFO-I 422 Data Visualization
        • INFO-I 468 Network Science Applications
  5. Addenda Requirement*. One (1) of the following options:
    • Finite + Brief Survey of Calculus.
      1. Finite Mathematics. One (1) course:
      2. Brief Survey of Calculus. One (1) course:
    • Calculus II. One (1) course:
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.


  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Minor GPA or Minor Hours.