Minors

Minor in Mathematics Requirements

All courses presented for any of these minors must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

  • MATH 1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (former Mathematics 80) 
  • MATH 1900 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (former Mathematics 175) 
  • MATH 2000 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (former Mathematics 180)
  • and two additional 3-hour mathematics courses numbered above 2000, excluding Math 2510, Math 3000, and Math 3520

A minimum of two mathematics courses numbered 2000 or above must be taken in residency in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMSL.


Minor in Statistics Requirements

All courses presented for any of these minors must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

  • MATH 4200 Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 4210 Mathematical Statistics II
  • And two additional courses in statistics numbered above 3000

And two of the following courses:

  • Math 3320 (Applied Statistics)
  • Math 4005 (Exploratory Data Analysis with R)
  • Math 4090 (Introduction to High-dimensional Data Analysis)
  • Math 4220 (Bayesian Statistical Methods)
  • Math 4225 (Introduction to Statistical Computing)
  • Math 4250 (Introduction to Statistical Methods in Learning and Modeling)
  • Math 4260 (Introduction to Stochastic Processes)
  • Math 4390 (Topics in Probability and Statistics)

Undergraduate Certificates

Actuarial Studies

The Certificate in Actuarial Studies is designed to provide the education needed for entry level employment in the actuarial profession. Those who complete the certificate will satisfy some of the Validation by Educational Experience requirement of the Society of Actuaries and be prepared to take the first two actuarial examinations (P and FM).

Data Science

The undergraduate certificate in Data Science is a five-course (15 credit hour) program. It provides skills, both statistical and computational, and technologies for the growing and popular fields involving data science and analysis. A student pursuing this certificate can choose from one of two tracks, this computational track or the statistical track. Each track consists of three required courses (9 credit hours) and two additional elective courses (6 credit hours). A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.

A minimum of three courses must be taken from UMSL. Courses may be substituted with the permission of the certificate coordinator. For more information, contact the department chair or email mathstats@umsl.edu.

Certificate Coordinators: Uday Chakraborty (Computational Track) and Adrian Clingher (Statistical Track) 

This certificate can be completed 100% in the evenings.