The minor in statistics was developed to provide in-depth training in statistical methods and techniques well beyond the training usually received by science and engineering majors. The ability to understand, visualize, and analyze data is becoming an increasingly important skill in many disparate fields. This minor offers undergraduate students from any major the opportunity to develop their statistical knowledge.

Prerequisites for the Statistics minor are two semesters of calculus and computing experiences such as provided by CSCI 1300, CSCI 1310, or CHEN 1310 (formerly COEN 1300).


A minimum of 19 credits at the 2000-level and above is required. At least three applied mathematics courses, two of which must be at the 3000-level or above, need to be taken on the Boulder campus. No more than nine credit hours may be applied from transfer work; of those nine, no more than six may be 3000-level or above.

Minimum Grades

A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better is required in the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for this minor. Each individual course that is counted towards these degree requirements must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Course Requirements

APPM 2350 or MATH 2400

4 cr.

Calculus III

APPM 3310

3 cr.

Matrix Methods and Applications

APPM 3570

3 cr.

Applied Probability

APPM 4520

3 cr.

Mathematical Statistics

APPM 4590

3 cr.

Statistical Modeling

And ONE of the following courses:

APPM 4560

3 cr.

Markov Chains

APPM 4540

3 cr.

Time Series

APPM 45801

3 cr.

Statistical Methods/Data

Any one of APPM 3 credit special topics Probability/Statistics courses may also be used to meet this requirement2

1:APPM 4580 has a prerequisite of APPM 4570 (Statistical Methods)

2: A student cannot earn a minor in Statistics and a minor in Applied Mathematics with the probability and statistics emphasis.