2020-2021 Academic Year
Tina Harriott, BA (Cambridge), MSc (Sussex), PhD (Dalhousie), Associate Professor
Statistics is the art of turning data into information. Built on a mathematical foundation, statistics involves the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It is used in academic disciplines from the natural sciences and engineering to the social sciences and humanities and applications abound in government, business, and industry. We see statistics all around us on the internet, on television, and in books, magazines, and newspapers as well as academic journals. Every day we see charts and graphs, hear discussions of results from political surveys, and read about economic, sociological, and market research. Every informed citizen needs a fundamental understanding of statistics. A demonstrable knowledge of statistics enhances career prospects and is vital for those going into any research program. The Mathematics department offers both a minor and a concentration in Applied Statistics, and for those who wish to study the subject more deeply, our Mathematics major has a Statistics stream.
Concentration in Applied Statistics
To obtain a concentration in Applied Statistics, students must fulfill the following requirements:
❏ MATH 1113, 1114, 2206, 2208, 2209, 2284, 3303, and 3304
Minor in Statistics
To obtain a minor in Statistics, students must fulfill the following requirements:
❏ MATH 1113, 1114, 2206, 2208 and 2209
❏ MATH 3303 or 3304
Minor in Applied Statistics
To obtain a minor in Applied Statistics, students must fulfill the following requirements:
❏ MATH 2208, 2209, 3303 and 3304
❏ 1.0 unit selected from MATH 1113, 2283 and 2284
Note: Because of the overlap with Mathematics major and minor requirements, students who major in Mathematics must satisfy the minor requirement for their degree in an area other than Applied Statistics. Minors in Mathematics, Statistics and in Applied Statistics cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the “double minor” option of the Bachelor of Arts or of the Bachelor of Science. Any students who satisfy existing degree requirements and complete the above-noted sequence of courses shall be acknowledged in the usual way as having done the minor in Statistics or Applied Statistics.
Students who wish to take a minor or a concentration in Applied Statistics or a minor in Statistics are advised to consult with the Chair of the Mathematics department. For details of the mathematics courses mentioned above please see Mathematics.