Mathematical Decision Sciences Minor

Department of Statistics and Operations Research

318 Hanes Hall, CB# 3260

(919) 843-6024

Serhan Ziya, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Alison Kieber, Administrative Services Assistant

Mathematical decision sciences is an excellent program for students interested in actuarial science, operations research, probability, or statistics, as well as in fields such as business, economics, planning, psychology, and biomedicine where the decision and statistical sciences play an increasingly important role.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

STOR 155Introduction to Data Models and Inference3
STOR 215Foundations of Decision Sciences3
or MATH 381 Discrete Mathematics
Three courses from among:9
Decision Making Using Spreadsheet Models
Introduction to Optimization
Introduction to Probability
Stochastic Modeling
Statistical Methods I
Simulation for Analytics
Long-Term Actuarial Models
Short Term Actuarial Models
Mathematical Statistics
Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Total Hours15

See program page here for special opportunities.