It is increasingly necessary for practitioners in any quantitative discipline to have a substantial background in statistics. Whereas statistics has traditionally played a central role in the biological and natural resources sciences, it is now equally important in business, economics, and the social sciences.
The applied statistics minor is designed to provide the broad statistical knowledge and practical skills needed for application of statistical techniques to research and management problems in a wide variety of disciplines. The introductory, intermediate, and topics courses include computer laboratory sessions, in which students learn to use statistical software. The minor culminates with an upper division applications course.
Different choices for the introductory, intermediate, and applications courses make the applied statics minor an attractive complement to bachelor’s degree programs in business, economics, psychology, and the biological and natural resources sciences.