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

Applied 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 Applied Statistics minor provides training in the discipline-specific and profession-specific application of statistics to students enrolled in a wide variety of programs and majors including, but not limited to, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology.  Applied statistics is distinguished from statistics in that the former has a stronger focus on application of specific, standard statistical methods to commonly occurring data sets in well-defined circumstances, while the latter encompasses the underlying statistical principals necessary to being able to apply, modify, and create statistical methods in a very broad set of circumstances. While the latter is a more powerful approach, the former is frequently a more efficient approach for those whose primary area of expertise will be in another discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes
In the Applied Statistics Minor, students will:

  • master basic statistical methods.
  • master intermediate statistical methods.
  • conduct statistical analyses in discipline/profession-specific contexts.
  • interpret and report on statistical analyses in discipline/profession-specific contexts.

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

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