The Center for Quantitative Science offers a minor for undergraduate students who are interested in applications of statistical and mathematical tools to problems in ecology, biology, renewable resource management, and the environment. Completing a minor in Quantitative Science provides an excellent way to increase the potential attractiveness of a degree.
The minor requires a minimum of 27 credit hours as follows:
Core Courses (24-25 credits)
- Q Sci 291 and 292, Analysis for Biologists I and II (May substitute Math 124, 125), (10 credits)
- Q Sci 381, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, (5 credits)
- Q Sci 482, Statistical Inference in Applied Research I, (5 credits)
- Q Sci 483, Statistical Inference in Applied Research II, (5 credits) OR
Q Sci 403/Stat 403, Resampling, (4 credits)
Electives (a minimum of 3 or more credits from an approved list)
- Partial approved list includes:
- Q Sci/Envir 210, Intro to Environmental Modeling, (4 credits)
- Q Sci/Stat 403, Intro to Resampling Inference, (4 credits) (if not taken as part of the core courses above)
- Q Sci/Fish 454, Ecological Modeling, (4 credits)
- Q Sci 480, Sampling Theory, (3 credits)
- Q Sci 483, Statistical Inference in Applied Research II, (5 credits) (if not taken as part of the core courses above)
- Q Sci 486, Experimental Design, (4 credits)
Additional courses may qualify at the discretion of the CQS Director.
A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all courses taken as part of the minor.
To sign up for a Q Sci minor, please contact your departmental advisor. A printable description of the CQS minor can be found here.