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Skidmore College
Mathematics and Statistics Department


Mathematics Minor

Students minoring in mathematics fulfill the departmental requirements by completing MA 113 and MA 200 or the equivalent; MC 215; MA 303 or MA 319; and two more 3- or 4-credit courses in mathematics (designated MA or MC) at the 200 or 300 level.

No more than 8 credit hours of S/U may be used toward the minor.

**For students entering Skidmore in Fall 2019 and beyond: No more than 4 credit hours of S/U may be used toward the minor.

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Statistics Minor

The core for a minor in statistics should consist of:

1). One: Introductory course (disciplinary methods): MS 104, MS 204, BI 235, EC 237, PS 202 

2). No more than one: Applied course in an outside discipline (other courses may apply with student request): PL 302, PS 303PS 327SO 227EC 339, EC 361GE 235 

3). Statistics (MS abbreviation) courses, at least 3 of the following current offerings:  MS 210 - Data VisualizationMS 240 - Applied Regression AnalysisMA 376/376A - Seminar Seminar in Mathematics/ Senior Seminar in Applied Mathematics or past courses:

Sports & Statistics (Spring 2016 MA 276)

Statistical Genetics (Fall 2017 MA 276)

Probability (Spring 2017 MA 204)

Mathematical Statistics (Fall 2015 MA 376)


-MA 376, the senior seminar, can count if the topic is Statistics, such as the Advanced Data Analysis course we will offer in Spring 2019

-Students who have taken MS 104 are not eligible to take MS 204 (and vice versa)

-Other courses from outside the department which include a substantial statistics component may count towards the minor with permission of the statistics faculty.

-An independent study/honors project that involves substantial statistical analysis may also be used as one of the five courses toward an applied statistics minor.

-No more than two of the five units can be courses from outside the core statistics courses listed above.

-One credit courses do not count towards the minor