Statistics and Analytics Minor

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.

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 cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
STOR 155IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Data Models and Inference F3-4
or STOR 120 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Foundations of Statistics and Data Science
STOR 305IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Decision Analytics 13
or STOR 415 Introduction to Optimization
Three courses from among: 29
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Foundations of Decision Sciences
Discrete Mathematics
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Data Science 3
Introduction to Probability 4
Stochastic Modeling
Methods of Data Analysis
Long-Term Actuarial Models
Short Term Actuarial Models
Healthcare Risk Analytics
Dynamic Decision Analytics
Statistical Computing for Data Science 3
Probability for Data Science 4
Sports Analytics
Mathematical Statistics
Time Series Data Analysis
Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Introduction to Deep Learning
Simulation for Analytics
Total Hours15-16
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FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

1

If both STOR 305 and STOR 415 are taken, students may use one course to fulfill the core requirement and one course to fulfill the elective requirement.

2

Some courses are 4-credits (see course description).

3

Students may not receive credit for both STOR 320 and STOR 520

4

Students may not receive credit for both STOR 435 and STOR 535.

Department of Statistics and Operations Research

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Chair

Vladas Pipiras

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto

molvera@email.unc.edu

Administrative Support Associate

stor@unc.edu