Statistics Minor

Haverford College offers a wide range of courses on statistical theory and applications. Statistics minors take a core sequence in probability and statistics, with later flexibility in pursuing either a more applied or a more theoretical track.​

Curriculum & Courses

Math majors and minors can also declare a Statistics minor.

  • Minor Requirements

    Mathematics minors take the same core sequence as do the majors, though not necessarily to the same depth, followed by a selection of electives tailored to the student’s interest. Statistics minors take a separate core sequence in probability and statistics, with later flexibility in pursuing either a more applied or a more theoretical track.

    Mathematics Minor Requirements

    • MATH H215 (Linear Algebra) and either MATH H121 (Multivariable calculus) or MATH H216 (Advanced Calculus).
    • MATH H317 (Analysis I) and MATH H333 (Algebra I).
    • Two additional electives in mathematics at the 200 level or higher.

    Courses taken at other institutions may be used to satisfy minor requirements, provided that the department chair approves these courses in advance.

    Statistics Minor Requirements

    • One of the following courses (Introduction to Statistics): STAT H203, ECON H204, PSYC H200, SOCL H215
    • STAT H286 (Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis)
    • MATH H218 (Probability)
    • MATH H215 (Linear Algebra)
    • MATH H121 or MATH H216 (Multivariable Calculus)
    • One of the following:
      • STAT H328 (Mathematical Statistics)
      • STAT H396 (Advanced Topics in Probability and Statistics)
      • ECON H324 (Advanced Econometrics)
    Courses taken at other institutions may be used to satisfy minor requirements, provided that the department chair approves these courses in advance.

    Options for the Statistics Minor

    • A math minor can also be a statistics minor. If a student wants to be a math minor and a statistics minor, the following courses: cannot be counted to satisfy both the math minor and statistics minor, the following courses: STAT H203, ECON H204, MATH H218, STAT H286, STAT H328 and STAT H396, cannot be counted to satisfy both the math minor and statistics minor.
    • A math major can also be a statistics minor. If a student wants to be a math major and a statistics minor, the following apply:

      • STAT H203, ECON H204 and STAT H286 cannot be counted to satisfy both the math major and statistics minor requirement.

      • At most one of the following courses can be counted to satisfy both the math major and statistics minor: MATH H218, STAT H328 and STAT H396.

    • Math majors with economics concentration: If a math major wants to be an econ concentrator and a statistics minor, MATH H218, STAT H286, STAT H328 and STAT H396 cannot be counted toward both the economics concentration and the statistics minor.

    • Economics majors with math concentration: If an economics major wants to be a math concentrator and also a statistics minor, the following apply:

      • MATH H218, STAT H286, STAT H328 and STAT H396 cannot be counted to satisfy both the stat minor and the math concentration requirement.

      • ECON H304 cannot be counted toward the statistics minor. (ECON H304 is required by the economics major.)

    For further information about the statistics minor, please see the PDF supplement on the mathematics website, or contact the minor coordinator.

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