Applied Statistics Minor

Applied Statistics Minor

Applied Statistics

Minor

Applied statistics is among the most inherently interdisciplinary programs in academics. Cadets pursuing this minor are given the opportunity to learn and apply statistical techniques to real-world problems and in a number of disciplines.

Statistics is a discipline within the mathematical sciences that involves collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. Applied statistics is particularly concerned with describing sample data and using it to draw inferences about the underlying population. An applied statistics minor will be of interest to the cadet who finds analyzing data and solving real-world problems challenging, interesting, and satisfying. As most disciplines are more and more impacted by the use of data, the minor is also an opportunity to tie into the cutting-edge research in the major and prepare for future work in this field at the graduate level, where statistics is increasingly a requirement in many programs. Many exciting opportunities currently exist for officers to pursue an education in statistics at the graduate level and to apply the skills they acquire in such a program during their military service. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Required Courses

MA476 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS

AND

Choose 1 of 2

MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS

SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS

 

Sample Electives

EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION 

KN494 RESEARCH METHODS/DATA ANALYSIS

MA205 CALCULUS II 

MA255 ADV MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS 

MA371 LINEAR ALGEBRA 

MA388 SABERMETRICS 

MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE

MA488 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 

MA489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN MATH 

PH361 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 

PH481 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 

PL386 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 

PL497 SEMINAR IN BEHAVIORAL SCI  

SE388 STOCHASTIC MODELS  

SS368 ECONOMETRICS I 

SS469 ECONOMETRICS II

 

To learn more, view the full Applied Statistics Minor Curriculum.

Cadets who choose this minor will have the opportunity to publish in journals like Mathematica Militaris; become a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Alpha Zeta Chapter; and work with the Center for Data Analysis and Statistics as they conduct summer internships and research at various laboratories and agencies. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences or the Center for Data Analysis and Statistics.