Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a statistics minor?

In the statistics minor, you'll study the basic principles of statistics and probability and learn standard techniques for analyzing and reasoning with data. A foundation in calculus provides the base of the statistics minor.

Once you are equipped with the basic mathematical tools you'll need, specific courses in statistics focus on understanding probability and performing data analysis. Students also learn how to use programming languages, such as R, that are widely used for statistical analysis.

Additional electives in statistics round out your coursework in the minor. 

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate research is an opportunity to build your academic and research skills as well as develop professional relationships with faculty and graduate student mentors. Many undergraduate research positions also come with a salary. Students minoring in statistics bring a valuable skill set to almost any research project, as they are equipped to analyze numerical data and understand its implications. Undergraduate research projects at the University include both the opportunity to work with faculty as well as funded project by community partners and even do international research in partnership with the University Study Abroad Consortium. 

Careers with a minor in statistics

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76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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