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|
|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, ART103, ART110, ART121, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
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
PSY249/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
SUS249/ENV200: In Search of Hygge Through Design and Sustainability in Scandinavia
EXP200: India’s Identities: Religion, Caste, and Gender in Contemporary South India
PSY200: Celtic Connections with Appalachia
|Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC)||ETH490|
|Historical Reasoning (HR)||ART212, ART311, HIS149, MUS313 or THT316|
|Literary Studies (LS)||ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181|
|Mathematical Reasoning (MR)||STA120, CSC111, or MTH125|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS)||ECN101, INT201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, or SOC101
PSY/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS)||PHL149, REL130, REL140, REL149, REL212|
[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 BIO/EXS 217, EVS101
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
|U.S. Pluralism(US)||ASL307, EDU412, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS131, HIS132, HIS305, MUS312, PHR321, PSY228, PSY/NSC248, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC222, 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
HIS149: American Social History through Cookbooks
HIS149: Long 1960s in America
HIS149: New York City Immigration: A Cultural History
PSY249/PLS249/SOC249: Diversity in the U.S.: Borders, Fences, and Walls
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
PSY249: Psychology of African American Relationships in the U.S.
REL149: American Christianities
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC149: The Road to Justice
THT 249: African American Theater