Mathematics: Statistics

We live in a world increasingly driven by data. How can we use numbers to solve real-world problems?

Companies and organizations from all industries are inundated with data every day. Brands have access to the behaviors and preferences of their customers, which can be transformed into marketing insights. In the shaping of public policy, decision makers frequently require data on the economy, employment, crime and more to address complex issues in a practical way. In the medical field, data is used for everything from curing diseases to predicting epidemics. Statisticians are essential in exploring this data and the theories that surround it in order to understand, process, visualize and communicate its patterns and meaning to others. The statistics concentration and minor at Emmanuel is a great complement to majors in chemistry, biology, management, psychology, sociology and others, for in-demand careers in finance, research, healthcare, marketing and more.

View the 2018-2019 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a B.A. in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics

Required Courses:

  • MATH 2101       Linear Algebra
  • MATH 2103       Calculus III
  • MATH 2109       Discrete Methods
  • MATH 2113       Applied Statistics
  • MATH 3101       Real Analysis
  • MATH 3107       Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4157       Senior Seminar

Three electives from this list:

  • MATH 3103       Probability
  • MATH 3105       Advanced Statistics
  • MATH 4101       Programming in SAS
  • MATH 3113       Special Topics in Mathematics (when related to Statistics, with department approval)
  • MATH 4194/95  Research Internship I and II (when related to Statistics)

View the 2018-2019 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Statistics

  • MATH1111     Calculus I (QA) 
  • MATH1112     Calculus II (QA) 
  • MATH2101     Linear Algebra (QA)
  • MATH2113     Applied Statistics (QA)
  • MATH3105     Advanced Statistics

At least one elective to be chosen from

  • MATH2111      Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences (QA)
  • MATH3103      Probability
  • MATH4101      Programming in SAS
  • BIOL2123        Genetics
  • CHEM2104     Analytical Chemistry
  • MGMT3110     Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation
  • PSYCH2802    Methods and Statistics II
  • SOC3103         Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

In addition to the courses required for a Mathematics Major, students will complete the following learning goals:

  • Understand probability concepts and essential theorems needed to study mathematical statistics.
  • Understand descriptive and inferential statistics, statistical methods and techniques.
  • Be able to use technology and software programs (R, SAS) to analyze data and effectively communicate statistical results to others, especially non-statisticians.
  • Interpret statistical results in terms of the real world applications, and effectively communicate results to others, especially non-statisticians.  

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