Statistics Minor

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Program Type
Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering

About this Program

This minor in statistics is based on the completion of traditional mathematics courses including Calculus and Linear Algebra, a required introductory statistics course, one advanced course in a traditional statistics area and two additional advanced elective statistics courses. The minor in statistics certifies a student's quantitative, problem-soling, and critical thinking skills.

Acquired Skills

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills

Career Possibilities

Career opportunities for graduates with statistics knowledge are extensive and projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, show incredible growth for Math/Stats careers in the next 10 years.

Student Clubs

Math Club

Math Club helps to foster a love for mathematics and problem solving; it is open to anyone with an interest in Math. Meetings are focused on  building community, service and discipline-related activities. At meetings, students are given problems from math Magazines such as Math Horizons to solve and discuss. This teaches students new problem solving techniques and helps student gain mathematical insight. Students compete nationally in the Putnam Exam and in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

Actuary Club

Actuary club strives to help students pass actuarial exams and prepare for employment. There are a variety of events the club hosts to strengthen students' leadership, networking, professional, and actuarial skills. The club also provides students with the option to compete the Validation by Educational Experience Credit.  Requirements for this credit contains topics not incorporated in the preliminary actuarial exams but that are still considered necessary skills for an actuary.