Knowledge and expertise in statistics is increasingly important to many disciplines, including engineering, life sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, business and industry. The Department of Mathematics minor in statistics enables students to gain expertise in statistical methods, theory, and computation. As such, the minor provides students with knowledge and expertise that will enhance their personal skill sets and broaden career opportunities. 

Our minor in statistics enables you to:

  • Deeply understand and analyze the theoretical foundations of your major field
  • Create organized, thoughtful ways to tackle difficult scientific and technology problems
  • Communicate complex, technical ideas to a diverse audience
  • Apply statistical methods to interpret data and derive meaningful information

The minor in statistics also helps prepared you for science and technology careers, including:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Biostatistician
  • Climatologist
  • Computational biologist
  • Computer systems architect
  • Conservation scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic analyst
  • Information research scientist
  • Operations research analyst
  • Physician
  • Science journalist
  • Software developer
  • Statistician