Statistics as a discipline is the development and application of methods to collect, analyze, interpret, and learn from data. Since data are collected in almost every field, including the natural and social sciences, medicine, industry, finance, and engineering, statistics are crucial in understanding the world around us. Whenever possible, we encourage students to minor in Statistics. 

The minor requires 21 credits worth of courses that, collectively, provide students with skills to design, implement, and summarize data from experiments. Based on the summaries, students also learn to make inference responsibly.

 

Have questions?

Contact Brandy Hayden (brandy91@vt.edu) with questions about the minor or to schedule an appointment for declaring the minor. Please plan appropriately to add the minor before course request begins.

  • Students are responsible for reading the course descriptions and the course duplications section to avoid taking a course for which credit is not allowed.
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher must be attained in the courses counting toward the minor.
  • B- or better must be earned in the classes listed in sections II, III, IV, and V to be eligible for the Society of Actuaries Validation by Educational Experience.

More information about VEE credit can be found at www.beanactuary.com.