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Minors in Statistics

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and interpreting data. Statistics is a scientific discipline through which researchers learn to make informed decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Program Overview

Through statistics, you will gain an appreciation for the integrity of data, the uncertainty of measurements, and the strengths and limitations of science. This background prepares you to explore widely throughout your professional life, and to be a creative and productive citizen regardless of your chosen career.

Applied Statistics

Applied statistics minor is seven courses, 21 minimum credits. Required:

An additional five courses, 15 credits complete the minor. Three of these must be from a list of statistics courses, see catalog for details. Two should be from the Applications Cognates course list.

Data Science

Data science minor is seven courses, 21 minimum credits. Required:

One additional three-credit course is required, and must provide an appropriate application of data science or deepen knowledge in either statistics or computer science.

Mathematical Statistics

The minor in mathematical statistics is a calculus-based program focusing heavily on mathematical theory of statistics. The minor consists of six courses, minimum 22 credits. Required:

One additional statistics course from a select list is required to complete the minor. Consult with faculty for completion.

Why Study Statistics at Grand Valley?


Program Details