Statistics

Are you looking for a major that teaches you how to make data-informed decisions and uses statistical reasoning to evaluate evidence? When you study statistics at Dordt, you will learn about statistics and research and get hands-on experience.

As a statistics major, you will put what you're learning the classroom into practice—all statistics majors engage in a real research project that shows them how to do real statistics, giving them the practical experience needed to be successful in the industry or graduate school.

You'll learn how to make data-driven arguments from a Christian perspective. Upon graduation, you will have opportunities to work in a variety of industries, including health care, community development, and data science.

Want to learn more about statistics? Check out the American Statistical Association's website.

Program Options

As a statistics major you'll take Core Program courses that lay a foundation upon which to build your career. Courses in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences will help you develop a comprehensive view of statistics. This is not just a theoretical major—you'll be plugged into real problems, real data, and experiential courses.

Learning statistics is more like learning an art, the way you would learn to be an expert potter or painter sitting alongside an expert in that field. At Dordt, we use a similar apprenticeship model where we see statistics as data storytelling.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in research programs like the Ukraine REU, biostatistics research, and more.

Opportunities

Particiate in active research alongside members of the faculty and present your work locally, regionally, and nationally. Our statistics community is nurtured through numerous ways:

  • Ladies' lunch: Female faculty and students from the department join women from computer science monthly for a ladies' lunch. The cost of the lunch is funded through grants and the department in an effort to promote women in our STEM fields. The goal of the lunches is to connect female majors and minors to other women in the area for the purpose of supporting, encouraging, and networking.
  • Social events: We enjoy spending time together; sometimes this occurs by majors, such as the Actuarial Science Club, Math Club, or statistics gatherings. Other times we have events for math, statistics, and actuarial science together. Activities have included movies, nacho night, pizza parties, and Christmas gatherings.
  • Conference attendance: Students have opportunities to attend conferences with professors with some assisting in joint presentations. Conferences are encouraged to provide students experience with professional development opportunities.

Learn More

Get to know our facilities.

Dr. Tom Clark

Dr. Tom Clark
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair

SB 1611
(712) 722-6287
Tom.Clark@dordt.edu

Dr. Mike Janssen

Dr. Mike Janssen
Associate Professor of Mathematics

SB 1608
(712) 722-6398
Mike.Janssen@dordt.edu

Dr. Melissa Lindsey

Dr. Melissa Lindsey
Associate Professor of Mathematics

SB 1609
(712) 722-6740
Melissa.Lindsey@dordt.edu

Kari Sandouka

Kari Sandouka
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department Chair

SB 2611
(712) 722-6252
Kari.Sandouka@dordt.edu

Dr. Nathan Tintle

Dr. Nathan Tintle
Professor of Statistics

SB 1612
(712) 722-6264
Nathan.Tintle@dordt.edu

Donna De Vries

Donna De Vries
Science and Technology Administrative Assistant

SB 1623
(712) 722-6293
Donna.DeVries@dordt.edu