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Applied Statistics

The minor in Applied Statistics (APSM) consists of a minimum of 6 courses (20 credit hours). The four required core courses (14 credits) will establish the foundation for statistical learning and knowledge of discrete and continuous distributions. This will lead to the implementation of the two elective courses (6 credits from the list of elective courses) which will further strengthen the ability to apply statistical knowledge to various disciplines. This minor requires admission as an undergraduate student to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Students who enroll in this minor program will be required to take 6 hours of the elective courses at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. The required GPA is at least a 2.0 average across all University level coursework.

Requirements (20 credit hours)

Required Courses (14 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
MAC 2311 Calculus I or approved equivalency 4 C (2.0) or better in MAC 1114 and C (2.0) or better in MAC 1140, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 1147, or SAT Math score of 650 or better, or ACT Math score of 29 or better, or College-Level Math CPT score of 90 or better, and knowledge of trigonometry or approved equivalency 6AMM
MAC 2312 Calculus II or approved equivalency 4 C (2.0) or better in MAC 2311 or approved equivalency 6AMM
STA 2023 Introductory Statistics I 3 C (2.0) or better in MAT 1033, or SAT Math score of 440 or better, or ACT Math score of 19 or better, or Elementary Algebra CPT score of 72 or better 6AMM, SMMA
QMB 3200 Business & Economic Statistics II 3 MAC 2233 Minimum Grade: C-, or MAC 2241 Minimum Grade: C-, or MAC 2311 Minimum Grade: C-, or Calculus AB Minimum Score: 3, or Calculus BC Minimum Score: 3, or Calculus AB Subscore Minimum Score: 4, or MAC 2281 Minimum Grade: C- and QMB 2100 Minimum Grade: C-, or STA 2023 Minimum Grade: C-, or STA 2122 Minimum Grade: C-
or
STA 3024 Introductory Statistics II 3 STA 2023 or approved equivalency

Electives Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two courses from the list below.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
ISS 3311 Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 STA 2023 (or approved equivalency)
MAT 4906 Independent Study 3 None or CI; S/U only Note: this course requires that the student will use statistical software and programming packages to analyze data and determine statistical problems.
PSY 4205 Experimental Design and Analysis 3 PSY 3213 with minimum grade of C (or approved equivalency)
STA 4930 Selected Topics in Statistics 3 STA 2023 (or approved equivalency) This course will be offered in the fall and spring terms.

 


Biology

The minor in Biology (BIOM) consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours.

The following six (6) courses are required (12 credit hours) plus 12 credits of any upper-level courses with the prefixes BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, or ZOO:

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I 3 PR: 550 SAT Quantitative score or completion of MAC 1105 College Algebra with a C
or better AND one year of high school chemistry or completion of CHM 2023 with a grade of C or
better
 SMNS
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 CP: CHM 2045 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent
BSC 2010 Cellular Processes 3 CR: BSC 2010L  SMNS
BSC 2010L Cellular Processes Laboratory 1 CR: BSC 2010
BSC 2011 Biodiversity 3 CR: BSC 2011L  SMNS
BSC 2011L Biodiversity Laboratory 1 CR: BSC 2011

 


Psychology

A minor in Psychology (PSYM) consists of a minimum of six (6) courses (19 credit hours)
The following three (3) required courses (10 credit hours) plus any three (3) upper-level psychology courses, except PSY 4913, with the following prefixes: PSY, PPE, PSB, INP, SOP, DEP, EXP, CLP (9 credit hours) Statistics and Research Methods are prerequisites for all electives:

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychological Science 3 None SMSS
PSY 3204 Psychological Statistics 3 PR: PSY 2012
OR
STA 2122 Social Science Statistics  3 None
PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology 4 PR: PSY 3204 or STA 2023 or STA 2122 or QMB 2100, with a grade of “C” or better Should be taken before upper-level electives; may be taken after or with Statistics

 

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