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Minor: Operations Research and Information Engineering

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Offered by: School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Contact: ORE Undergraduate Major Consultant, 203 Rhodes Hall, 255.5088


All undergraduates except those majoring in ORE or ISST. A student may receive credit for at most one minor offered by ORIE.

Educational Objectives

Operations Research and Management Science (OR&MS) aims to support decisionmaking through modeling and analysis of complex systems. This understanding is used to predict system behavior and improve system performance. This minor gives the student the opportunity to obtain a wide exposure to the core methodological tools for OR&MS, including mathematical programming, stochastic and statistical models, and simulation. The intent of this minor is to provide a broad knowledge of the fundamentals, rather than training the student in a particular application domain. With this preparation, students can adjust their advanced courses and pursue either methodological or application-oriented areas most relevant to their educational goals.


At least six (6) courses (≥18 credits), chosen as follows:

Choose three courses from the following list:

  • ENGRD 2700: Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • ORIE 3300: Optimization I
  • ORIE 3310: Optimization II
  • ORIE 3500: Engineering Probability and Statistics II
  • ORIE 3510: Introduction Engineering Stochastic Processes I
  • ORIE 4580: Simulation Modeling and Analysis

Any ORIE courses at the 3000 level or higher (including those above)

Academic Standards

At least C– in each course in the minor and a GPA ≥2.0 in all courses in the minor.