The applied statistics minor can be combined with almost any major. You’ll take introductory courses in statistics and probability and complete a semester- or year-long research project in an area such as:
- Nursing/pre-med: Nurses and doctors make daily decisions about care that rely on statistical arguments.
- Biology: Increasingly, statistics drives the genetics revolution, global public health issues, and conservation efforts.
- Psychology/Sociology: Assessing intelligence, evaluating performance of different social welfare programs, and analyzing long-term trends are critical in social disciplines.
- Agriculture: The study of statistics was birthed in agricultural experiments to evaluate crop yield, and it is vital in today’s high-yield marketplace.
- Political Science: Understanding what polls are and aren’t able to tell us is an essential part of being a modern political scientist.
- Engineering: Statistics helps engineers design experiments, do quality control in manufacturing, and assess the impact of new procedures and techniques.
- Chemistry: Chemists rely on probability and statistics to understand underlying relationships and structure in chemical systems and to predict the properties or behaviors of new compounds.
- Business/Economics: Data-driven decision making is the “new normal” in both large and small businesses.
- Computer Science: Understanding data simulation, randomness, study design, data analysis, and storage are vitally important in today’s data revolution.
- Religion: Statistics helps us understand local, national, and global trends in religious belief, do survey-based natural church development, and determine ministry priorities.