Quantitative Course Suggestions for Duke, UNC & NCSU

Here are some suggestions for quantitative courses that might be used to satisfy the quantitative minor. They are divided into the following categories: (1) Satisfy Calculus prerequisite, (2) Satisfy Statistics prerequisite, (3) Not Statistics prerequisite, but may have other prerequisites, including Calculus, (4) Requires Statistics at the prerequisite level and sometimes other prerequisites, and (5) Requires Statistics at the prerequisite level and some additional Regression (ENVIRON 710 at Duke or ST 512 at NCSU,). Be sure to check with your own program for which courses count where; different programs have different quantitative requirements. As always, check on prerequisites and level of presentation, especially when choosing courses outside of the Nicholas School and Duke. And, be aware that many of these courses cover the same material, so don’t choose a combination of courses that is too redundant. This is certainly not an exhaustive list. Individual programs may have additional recommendations. Where possible, the semesters in which these courses are usually offered are listed; be sure to verify this for a particular semester since some courses are not offered every year. If you have suggestions for additional courses that should be on this list, or comments on courses you have taken, or if you need more information, contact the Office of Professional Studies.


I. SATISFY CALCULUS PREREQUISITE

DUKE
MATH 111L Laboratory Calculus I spring/fall
MATH 105L & 106L (2 semesters) Lab/Calc Functions I & II spring/fall

UNC
MATH 231 Calculus of Functions of One Variable I spring/fall 
MATH 232 Calculus of Functions of One Variable II spring/fall 
MATH 152 Calculus for Business & Soc Sci spring/fall 

NCSU:
MA 121 Elements of Calculus (check prereqs) spring/fall
MA 131.001 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci (check prereqs) spring/fall
MA 141.001 Calculus I (check prereqs) spring/fall


II. SATISFY STATISTICS PREREQUISITE

DUKE
PUBPOL 812 Stat for Policy Makers fall 

STA 101 Data Analysis/Stat Infer spring/fall
STA 102 Intro Biostatistics (biomed) spring/fall 
STA 111 Probability/Stat Infer spring/fall

UNC
BIOS 600 Principles of Stat Infer spring/fall 

PLAN 720 Planning Methods fall 

SOCI 708 Statistics for Sociology fall 

STOR 151 Basic Statistics spring/fall
STOR 155 Intro Statistics spring/fall

NCSU
ST 101 Statistics by Example spring/fall
ST 305 Statistical Methods spring/fall
ST 311 Intro to Statistics spring/fall
ST 507 Statistics for the Behavioral Sci. I spring/fall
ST 511 Exp Stats for Biol Sci I spring/fall


III. NO STAT. PREREQUISITE (BUT MAY HAVE OTHER PREREQUISITES, INCLUDING CALC.)

DUKE
DECISION 611 Decision Models (Fuq term II, note Excel prereq) spring 

ENVIRON 559 Fundamentals of Geospatial Analysis fall
ENVIRON 764 Appl Diff Equa Env Sci fall 
ENVIRON 832 Environmental Decision Analysis even-numbered springs

UNC
ENVR 452 Fluid Dynamics (check prereq) fall 
ENVR 470 Environmental Risk Assessmt spring 
ENVR 570 Methods of Environmental Decision Analysis fall
ENVR 765 Model-Based Exp Map & Risk Assess spring 

GEOG 410 Modeling Env Systems spring

NCSU:
FOR 534 Forest Operations & Analysis spring


IV. REQUIRE INTRO. STATISTICS (PREREQUISITE-LEVEL) AND SOMETIMES OTHER PREREQUISITES:

DUKE
ENVIRON 532 Eval of Public Expenditures (has ENVIRON 520 & 521 as prereqs) fall 
ENVIRON 557 Social Science Surveys spring 
ENVIRON 710 Applied Data Analysis for Env Sci fall 

PUBPOL 813 (313) Quant Eval Meth (overlaps ENVIRON 555/710) spring 

SOCIOL 720 Survey Res Meth (good alt to ENVIRON 557) fall
SOCIOL 722 Social Statistics I: Linear Mod, Path Anal, Struc Eq Sys fall 

STA 210 Regression Analysis spring/fall

UNC
BIOL 563 Stats Ecol Evolution spring
BIOS 545 Princ Exp Analysis (overlaps ENVIRON 710/555) spring 
BIOS 670 Demographic Techniques I fall 

SOCI 711 Analysis of Categorical Data fall 
SOCI 760 Data Coll Meth (overlaps ENVIRON 557) fall 
SOCI 761 Questionnaire Design (overlaps ENVIRON 557) fall 
SOCI 830 Demographic Tech I fall

NCSU
PA 715 Quantitative Policy Analysis fall

SOC 707 Quant Sociological Analysis fall 

ST 505 Appl. Nonparametric Stat  fall 
ST 508 Stats for Behavioral Sciences II spring 
ST 512 Exp Stat Biol Sci II (overlaps ENVIRON 710/555) fall/sp/sum 
ST 514 Stats for Management & Soc Sci II spring


V. REQUIRE INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS AND SOME ADDITIONAL REGRESSION (ENVIRON 710 AT DUKE OR ST 512 AT NCSU):

DUKE
BIOL 665L/ENVIRON 575L Models for Environmental Data spring

ECON 608D Introduction to Econometrics fall 

ENVIRON 850 Program Eval of Env Policies spring 

PUBPOL 811 Microeconomics:Policy Apps spring/fall

SOCIOL 723 Social Statistics II: Discrete Multivariate Models spring

UNC
BIOS 665 Analysis Categ Data (check prereqs) fall

SOCI 707 Meas/Data Collect spring

NCSU
SOC 708 Adv Soc Analysis fall

ST 506 Sampling Animal Populations fall-alt yrs 
ST 520 Stat Prin Clin Trials (co req 512) fall 
ST 711 Design of Experiments fall

Check prerequisites carefully and consult instructor. Note: You can count up to 6 units of 200-499 (undergraduate) level courses toward your 48 units with permission of your adviser.