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.

Core Courses (25 credits)

  • Q SCI 291 and 292 Analysis for Biologists I and II (May substitute MATH 124, 125) (10)
  • Q SCI 381 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (May substitute STAT 311) (5)
  • Q SCI 482 Statistical Inference in Applied Research I (5)
  • Q SCI 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II (5)

Electives (a minimum of 2 or more credits from the approved list or with director’s permission)

Approved list:

  • Q SCI /FISH 454 Ecological Modeling (4)
  • Q SCI 451/ESRM 451 Analytical Methods for Wildlife Science (3)
  • Q SCI 458/FISH 458 Modeling and Estimation in Conservation and Resource Management (4)
  • Q SCI 403 Resampling Methods in Statistics

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.

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