Statistics Minor

Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, COE.

Incorporate the study and use of statistical methods and theories across a variety of disciplines.

Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and communicating these findings. From assessing public opinions through surveys to forecasting business trends to evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatments, there is and will continue to be a demand across countless industries, the government and academia for people who can provide this essential skill set.

Complement Your Program of Study

The statistics minor enriches a variety of UB majors, including:

  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Exercise science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Biological sciences
  • Political science
  • Engineering
  • Education

Academic and Career Preparation

With the discipline’s broad value, having a minor in statistics will provide you with an academic or career advantage across many opportunities.

While the minor is certainly solid preparation for pursuing graduate education in biostatistics or any quantitative discipline, it will also help you stand out from other applicants in programs ranging from an MBA to an MSW. If you are seeking a medical or other professional degree, the minor allows you to complete certain research requirements of those programs.

For direct entry into the workplace, the minor prepares you for entry-level career opportunities in the health sciences, industry or government, including the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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