Statistics Minor

USC offers a Minor in Statistics through the Department of Mathematics. This interdisciplinary minor should appeal to students from any discipline who are interested in acquiring a basic understanding of the mathematics underlying modern statistical analysis and inference techniques, in learning how to handle and analyze large data sets, and in gaining insight into the applications of modern statistics. Students who successfully complete this minor will be able to critically interpret statistically based conclusions, be viable candidates for entry level positions requiring some knowledge of modern statistics and data analysis, and be prepared to enter a graduate-level program in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field. The only prerequisite for this minor is one semester of elementary calculus.