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Minor in Quantitative Science

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.