Frequently Asked Questions


Do voluntary S/U courses count towards the major or minor?

The Trinity College policy on Voluntary S/U grades was updated this fall and you can find it here. Notice that you need permission from the course instructor and your dean, and that it is up to each department to decide whether they will count a voluntary S/U course towards their major/minor/certificate requirements. In Statistical Science, voluntary S/U courses do not count towards program core or elective requirements. They are counted in our department for math and computer science pre-requisites.  If you have questions, please contact stat-dus@duke.edu.

How are major or IDM advisors assigned?

If you have a preference for a faculty member to be your advisor, please send your request to stat-dus@duke.edu once you declare the major or IDM. If not, you will be assigned an advisor based on their availability. If you don't have a specific person in mind, but you would like to be matched with someone with similar interests, email the DUS to set up an appointment.
 

Who can help with my What If report for declaring a major, minor, or IDM?

If you have questions about your What If report before declaring your major, minor or IDM, contact Joan Combs Durso, the Undergraduate Coordinator.  


How can I find out more about what's going on in Statistical Science? I'm not yet ready to declare a major or I'm interested in information about statistics-related events for undergraduates.

This one-question Qualtrics survey will capture your name, email address, and Duke ID and your assent to being added to our announcement list. We'll sign you up. Alternatively, you can go to Duke List and search for stat-undergrad-undeclared alias and request to be join the alias.

I am thinking of taking a statistics course abroad/away from Duke. What do I need to do to request transfer credit? 

Please fill out the transfer credit request form.

You are welcome to come to Office Hours of Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel or Joan Combs Durso.  
 

I am looking for a statistics tutor, do you have any suggestions?

First, we recommend taking advantage of office hours with the professor of the course as well as the TAs. If you still need additional help, see the list of private tutors.
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