A minor in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis will provide students the opportunity to obtain a sound background in practical statistical skills necessary or employment in business, industry, and government, as well as data analytical skills in doing research related to business, engineering, science (computer science, physics, life science, and health science), and social science (criminal justices, intelligence, political sciences, and psychology).
Competencies, Knowledge or Skills to be achieved
A student who completes this minor will have had the opportunity to develop a variety of statistical tools for analyzing data. The student will understand the fundamental idea behind statistical data analysis. The student will make extensive use of statistical software packages and will have the opportunity to apply techniques of statistical analysis in at least one area of application.
Structure of the Minor
One required introductory course: (3 credit hours)
STAT 160 – Statistics Methods or BANA 201 – Applied Business Analytics
STAT 261 – Probability and Statistics
ELEC 412 – Applied Probability and Statistics
Two Required courses (6 credit hours)
Choose two courses from the following:
STAT 362 – Experiment Design (every spring)
STAT 366 – Applied Statistics (every fall)
STAT 451 – Applications of Data Analytics and Development (every fall)
STAT 461 – Data Analysis (every spring)
Two Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose one of the following sequences:
PSCI 308 and PSCI 393
PSYC 201 and PSYC 203
PHED 303 and EXSC305
Two courses from one’s major field approved by the department head.
Total Credit Hours Required: 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel or in a Citadel Study Abroad Program, at least 12 of which must be beyond core curriculum and courses specified for major or other minor requirements and at least 6 of which must be at the 300/400 level. At least 9 hours of the minor must be organized in a logical sequence of required courses which provides general direction for the student’s study.