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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Minor

In today's world, one is able to create and analyze large data sets in a way that was not computationally possible for previous generations. Statistics is a means of describing a collection of data. Knowledge of statistics helps researchers with data collection, analysis, and presentation. The minor in statistics complements majors in any quantitative area, including the sciences, social science, computer science, and finance.

Melanie Pivarski
,  Chair, Dept of Mathematics, Economics, and Actuarial Science

What Differentiates Us

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MENTORED APPLIED PROJECTS

Over the past few years, students analyzed data for the Field Museum, data on high school dropout rates, and data on Roosevelt's energy usage patterns. They presented their results at conferences throughout the Midwest.

Trend

JOB GROWTH

Statistics skills are increasingly needed in today's job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a much faster than average growth in the areas of mathematics and statistics over the next decade.

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Small Classes, Big Qualifications

This program will not only strengthen your understanding of data analytics but will provide students with a focus on the actual practice of data analytics with current applications.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

In the statistics minor, you will learn how to work with data sets and understand what type of information you can learn from a data set. You will take courses, from beginner to advanced, to help you avoid statistical traps. Any job with a quantitative aspect will be enhanced by knowledge of statistics.

Sample Courses

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Regression and Time Series
  • Data Mining
  • Industrial Modeling

More Opportunities

Students can present their statistical analyses to the community at our Math x-Position, at the university's research day, and at regional mathematics conference.

Clubs & Activities

Students interested in statistics should join the Math and Actuarial Science Club for fun mathematics and statistics related activities. Students can present their statistical analyses to the community at our Math x-Position, at the university's research day, and at regional mathematics conferences.