Offered by the Department of Statistics, Operations and Data Science, the Minor in Statistical Science and Data Analytics is open to all students.

Becoming a skilled user of data enhances career opportunities. Students in any major who wish to become proficient in the ability to select, utilize and apply quantitative and data analysis skills can pursue this minor.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Lauren Burns, Deputy Chair and Academic Director


  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Completion of MATH 1022/STAT 1001  or calculus with a minimum grade of C- is a prerequisite for some courses in this minor. 
  • Six courses are required (four of six must be taken at Temple University):
    BA 2501Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Visualizing Data 13
    Select one of the following:1-4
    Statistical Business Analytics
    Honors Statistical Business Analytics
    Selected Topics in Statistical Business Analytics
    STAT 2521Data Analysis and Statistical Computing3
    STAT 3502Regression and Predictive Analytics3
    Select two of the following:6
    Business Analytics: Modern Data Science Techniques 1
    Survey Design and Sampling
    Design of Experiments and Quality Control
    Applied Statistics and Data Science
    Time Series and Forecasting Models
    Nonparametric and Categorical Data Analysis
    Data Management, Missing Data, and Outlier Analysis
    Total Credit Hours16-19

    A minimum grade of C- or better is required for these courses.

  • 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
    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 grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required, as well as a minimum grade of C in each course (except where noted).
  • 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.

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.