Statistics is the science of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty. The world is not black and white, and statistical science embraces the gray areas. What do statistical models suggest about climate change, and what are the expected impacts? Are the basic human rights of health care, education, and equality being met? Does an experimental drug improve quality of life? Is the economy improving, and how does that relate to the job market? What do the latest polls suggest about who will win the election? And, on a less serious note perhaps, what should I expect from my favorite ballplayer or team in the upcoming season?
Statisticians conduct research in diverse areas, including agriculture, education, ecology and the environment, economics, law, medicine, national defense, psychology, public health, quality control, risk assessment, and sports. The Minor in Statistics serves as an excellent complement to majors associated with these disciplines, or can be a gateway to graduate study in statistics.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
At Maryville College, statistics minors learn how to design studies, draw inferences from data, identify trends, model outcomes of interest, and understand the mathematical foundations of applied statistics. Minors have gone on to positions in risk management and actuarial science, and to graduate school—a Sociology Major and Statistics Minor commented that he became known as the “statistics guru” in his graduate program. We welcome the opportunity to work with you in developing the skill set necessary to become our next statistics guru.
The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are completed by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. Note that some courses meet requirements in more than one domain.
|Approved Existing Classes for New Core
(Other Courses to be added)
|First Year Seminar||FYS110|
|Composition & Speech||ENG110 & ENG120|
|Second Language||Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)|
|Creative Arts (CA)||ART102, ART121*, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, FNA140*, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
or 3 Hours credit in any one of the following:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, or THT204
|Culture and Intercultural Dynamics (CD)||WRC370 or an approved study abroad program|
|Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC)||ETH490|
|Historical Reasoning (HR)||ART212, ART311, HIS149, WCV180* or WCV190*|
|Literary Studies (LS)||ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181, LIT270* or LIT290*|
|Mathematical Reasoning (MR)||STA120, CSC111, or MTH125|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS)||ECN101, ECN201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, SLS260*, or SOC101|
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS)||BIB130*, BIB140*, PHL149, REL130, REL140, or REL149|
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science (SL) and 1 physical science (SP). One of the 2 courses must include a lab]
|(SL) BIO111, BIO112, BIO113, BIO115, BIO149, or BIO217
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
(Check code in Self-Service for SCI150* and SCI350*
|U.S. Pluralism(US)||ASL307, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS112, HIS203, HIS303, PSY228, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC271, SOC315 or one of the following courses:
EXP200: Sounds of Appalachia
HIS149: Latin Americans in the United States
HIS149: The American Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC: The Road to Justice
*Not offered 2016-17 and thereafter