Data Analysis Minor (2017-2018 Catalog)

Prof. Brett Hunter, Coordinator (bhunte11@gmu.edu)

Catalog Entry


This minor provides students with a background in data analysis and statistical methodology. It is intended to complement undergraduate degree programs in the Volgenau School and the College of Science, especially computer science, economics, environmental engineering, geography, mathematics, nursing, psychology, public administration, sociology, and systems engineering.


Course Work (15 credits)

Core Courses (6 credits)
  • STAT 250 and STAT 435: Introductory Statistics I and Analysis of Experimental Data
  • STAT 250 and STAT 350: Introductory Statistics I and II
  • STAT 344 and STAT 354: Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I and II
Elective Courses (9 credits)

Choose 9 credits from the following courses.

  • STAT 362 - Introduction to Computer Statistical Packages (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 455 - Experimental Design (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 456 - Applied Regression Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 463 - Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 465 - Nonparametric Statistics and Categorical Data Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 474 - Introduction to Survey Sampling (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 499 - Special Topics in Statistics (Credits: 3)
  • BENG 322 - Health Data Challenges (Credits: 3)
  • BINF 401 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I (Credits: 3)
  • BIOL 214 - Biostatistics for Biology Majors (Credits: 4)
  • BIOL 312 - Biostatistics (Credits: 4)
  • BIOL 314 - Introduction to Research Design and Analysis (Credits: 4)
  • CDS 302 - Scientific Data and Databases (Credits: 3)
  • CEIE 410 - Geographic Information Systems in Engineering (Credits: 3)
  • CS 445 - Computational Methods for Genomics (Credits: 3)
  • CS 450 - Database Concepts (Credits: 3)
  • CS 484 - Data Mining (Credits: 3)
  • CYSE 325 - Discrete Events Systems Modeling (Credits: 3)
  • ECON 345 - Introduction to Econometrics (Credits: 3)
  • ECON 445 - Design and Analysis of Experiments (Credits: 3)
  • GOVT 300 - Research Methods and Analysis (Credits: 4)
  • GGS 300 - Quantitative Methods for Geographical Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • GGS 354 - Data Analysis and Global Change Detection Techniques (Credits: 3)
  • OR 335/SYST 335 - Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation (Credits: 3)
  • OR 441 - Deterministic Operations Research (Credits: 3)
  • OR 442 - Stochastic Operations Research (Credits: 3)
  • PSYC 300 - Statistics in Psychology (Credits: 4)
  • SOCI 313 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Credits: 4)
  • SOCI 405 - Analysis of Social Data (Credits: 4)
  • SYST 469 - Human Computer Interaction (Credits: 3)
  • SYST 473 - Decision and Risk Analysis (Credits: 3)

Notes

  • Grades of C or better are required in all courses.
  • At least 9 of the 15 credits must be in STAT courses.
  • At least 8 credits must be in courses not required by the student’s major or other minors.
  • Students enrolled in the BS degree in mathematics may use MATH 351 and MATH 352: Probability and Statistics for the core courses sequence.