2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics Minor


Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall 209
605-688-6196

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.

Course Delivery Format

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