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 2022-2023 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 (QA) (QR)
  • MATH 2103 Calculus III (QA)(QR)
  • MATH 2109 Introduction to Proofs (QA)(QR)
  • MATH 2113 Statistics with R (QA) (QR)
  • 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 3113 Special Topics in Mathematics (when related to Statistics, with department approval)
  • MATH 4101 Programming in SAS
  • MATH 4194/95  Research Internship I and II (when related to Statistics)

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Statistics

  • MATH1111 Calculus I (QA) (QR) 
  • MATH1112 Calculus II (QA) (QR) 
  • MATH2101 Linear Algebra (QA) (QR) 
  • MATH2113 Statistics with R (QA) (QR) 
  • 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
  • IDDS2201 Data Analytics
  • MKTG3110 Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation
  • PSYCH2802 Methods and Statistics II
  • SOC2104 Quantitative Methods

Students exempt from Calculus I and/or Calculus II by placement will choose additional electives for a total of six courses.

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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