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.
For more reading and information on the discipline of statistics visit www.ThisIsStatistics.org
To learn more about our summer research program in biostatistics visit http://www.dordt.edu/academics/programs/math/statgen/