Statistics and Data Science Minor

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career. 

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Become proficient in the ability to select, utilize, and apply quantitative and data analysis skills to your major field of study. Skilled users of data enhance their career opportunities.
  • Completion of MATH 1022/STAT 1001  or calculus with a minimum grade of C- is a prerequisite for some courses in this minor. 
  • One prerequisite course is required:
    Select one of the following:
    STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics4
    or STAT 2903 Honors Statistical Business Analytics
    STAT 2104Selected Topics in Statistical Business Analytics1
  • One of the following courses can be substituted for STAT 2103/STAT 2903 if required for the student's program:
    CEE 3048Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods3
    PSY 11673
    PSY 21683
    SOC 1167Social Statistics3
    SOC 3201Statistical Methods in Sociology4
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    ECE 3522Stochastic Processes in Signals and Systems3
    AS 2101Actuarial Probability and Statistics II3
    ANTH 0825Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences4
    POLS 0825Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences4
    PSY 0825Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences4
    SOC 0825Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences4
  • A minimum grade of C is required for the prerequisite.
  • Five additional courses are required:
    STAT 2521Data Analysis and Statistical Computing3
    STAT 3503Applied Statistics and Data Science3
    STAT 3505Introduction to SAS for Data Analytics (Spring only)3
    Select two of the following:6
    Survey Design and Sampling (Spring only)
    Design of Experiments and Quality Control (Fall only)
    Regression and Predictive Analytics (Fall only)
    Time Series and Forecasting Models (Fall only)
    Total Credit Hours15
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course.
  • Four of the six courses must be completed at Temple University.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • To declare or rescind this minor, visit the Fox School of Business and Management.