Statistics Learning Outcomes

Statistics majors should be able to:

  • Distinguish types of studies and their limitations and strengths,
  • Describe a data set including both categorical and quantitative variables to support or refute a statement,
  • Apply laws of probability to concrete problems,
  • Perform statistical inference in several circumstances and interpret the results in an applied context,
  • Use mathematical tools, including calculus and linear algebra, to study probability and mathematical statistics and in the description and development of statistical procedures,
  • Use a statistical software package for computations with data,
  • Use a computer for the purpose of simulation in probability and statistical inference, and
  • Communicate concepts in probability and statistics using both technical and non-technical language.