Statistics and Analytics Minor

Department of Statistics and Operations Research

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318 Hanes Hall, CB# 3260

(919) 843-6024

Vladas Pipiras, Chair

Serhan Ziya, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Alison Kieber, Administrative Services Assistant

Statistics and analytics is an excellent program for students interested in statistical data science, operations research, and actuarial science, as well as in fields such as business, economics, public policy and health, psychology, and biomedicine where the decision and statistical sciences play an increasingly important role.

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Graduate Programs

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" 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.

Core Requirements
STOR 155Introduction to Data Models and Inference3-4
or STOR 120 Foundations of Statistics and Data Science
STOR 215Foundations of Decision Sciences3
or MATH 381 Discrete Mathematics
Three courses from among: 39
Introduction to Decision Analytics
Introduction to Data Science 1
Introduction to Optimization
Introduction to Probability 2
Stochastic Modeling
Methods of Data Analysis
Simulation for Analytics
Long-Term Actuarial Models
Short Term Actuarial Models
Healthcare Risk Analytics
Statistical Computing for Data Science 1
Probability for Data Science 2
Sports Analytics
Mathematical Statistics
Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Total Hours15-16

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