We are proud to share that Siena is one of the 12 colleges nationwide offering a biostatistics major or minor at the undergraduate level. Biostatistics applies statistical theories and math principles to life sciences research. The minor equips students with quantitative skills for study design, method implementation, data analysis, and result interpretation focused on areas such as biology, medicine, and environmental science. 

The biostatistics minor aims to achieve the following learning objectives:
  • Understand theories like probability and inference for new methods in random processes.
  • Gain a good working knowledge of common biostatistics methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and analyze data effectively.
  • Develop problem-solving skills by working with real data for informed decisions.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary skills by applying biostatistics methods to an area of interest.
  • Communicate statistical analysis results to both biostatisticians and non-biostatisticians.
  • Develop effective communication skills in collaboration and teamwork.
  • Master standard statistical software.

This minor is ideal for those interested in medicine without becoming healthcare providers, biostatisticians find diverse opportunities in government, nonprofits, academia, and technology, conducting impactful research.

Graduates with biostatistics experience are in demand across health organizations, government agencies, research institutions, and private companies. The field's job outlook predicts a 32% growth from 2022 to 2032.