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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
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Program Information
The Statistics minor provides a background in statistics for students majoring in a variety of disciplines. Statistical methods and theory have become increasingly important in many disciplines such as the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, and business. As more and more data are collected, stored and analyzed, students are finding it increasingly beneficial to gain expertise in statistics to bolster their research skills and enhance their career opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Statistics minor, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in core undergraduate applied statistics areas.
  • Demonstrate competence in a range of advanced statistics areas.
  • Demonstrate competence in statistical programming.
  • Communicate the results of statistical analysis clearly and succinctly.

Academic Requirements
A grade of “C” or better is required in each course used for the major.

Course Delivery Format
Program courses are delivered on campus, in classroom and laboratory settings, and online.

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