Can you major in this program? No
Can you minor in this program? Yes
This area of study helps prepare students for careers in fields including quality and productivity, financial analysis, market research and auditing.
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Sharpen your analytic skills with a minor in applied statistics. Housed in the Department of Decision and Information Sciences in the School of Business Administration, the minor is open to students in all majors. It aims to give students a background in statistical methods that will help them pursue careers in a number of quantitatively-oriented areas.
Fields such as quality and productivity, financial analysis, market research and auditing are increasingly seeking people who have an understanding of statistical tools. Students considering graduate studies, whether in the social and natural sciences, business, education or the humanities, also will find special value in the minor, as research methodologies increasingly use statistical techniques.
Academics and Research
Facilities and opportunities
The minor is housed in the state-of-the-art Lynn Business Center.
Awards and Recognition
The department includes a winner of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in Business School.
Faculty members include:
- John M. Rasp, Ph.D, Florida State University; statistics, forecasting techniques, financial modeling, baseball statistics, literary analysis.
- Betty M. Thorne, Ph.D., Indiana University; statistical analysis, art of teaching statistics.
Undergraduate awards and honors
Students have the opportunity to receive the Business School Foundation Kenneth Jackson Award for Decision Sciences. They also can be inducted into the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity.
Beyond the Classroom
Our students have interned at AAA, American Airlines, American Red Cross, AT&T, Bank of America, Chick-fil-A Inc., City of Daytona Beach, City of DeLand, Dell Computer Corp., Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Florida Hospital, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nabisco, NASCAR and others.
Our alumni work at companies such as Fixed Income Group, AAA and the Volusia County Health Department. A recent alumnus did doctoral work at Boston University.