Statistics Minor

Enhance the statistic skills you will need to excel within your career.

What is statistics?

At Park University, our Minor in Statistics degree program, within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills in basic concepts in probability and statistics that are pertinent to most disciplines. Students who minor in statistics may go on to pursue advanced-level study or a career in the field.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Minor in Statistics program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This minor requires a total of 19 completed credit hours, and students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

Statistics, Minor


Dr. Dincer Guler

Department Chair and Program Coordinator, Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Samuel Chamberlin

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Charlie Smith

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Learn the concepts in statistics and probability that can be applied to most disciplines.

At Park University, our statistics program offers core courses in the basic concepts of statistics, calculus and analytic geometry, and probability. Students go on to explore advanced-level courses in applied statistics and experimental design, mathematical statistics or in statistics for social sciences.

Statistics Careers

  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher
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Statistics Program Highlights

Our Minor in Statistics program provides a well-rounded approach to many areas in probability and statistics. When you study statistics at Park University, you will learn about basic concepts such as probability models, discrete random variables, normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Once you have acquired the fundamental concepts, you will go on to apply these skills to one of three areas:

  1. The natural sciences: This includes biological investigation, hypothesis testing, sampling protocol and experimental design.
  2. The social sciences: Basic descriptive and inferential statistics, analyses of association and variance, effect sizes, and others in their parametric and nonparametric forms.
  3. Mathematics statistics: The calculus-based study of probability and statistics for mathematics and science majors.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.