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Minor in Statistics

School of Science, Technology and Health


Statistics can shape how we view society and culture –– identifying trends, finding patterns and making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statisticians interpret raw data and create meaning out of numbers, helping audiences understand why it matters and what it says about our world. Biola’s statistics minor gives students the tools to look at data critically and in new and thoughtful ways. You’ll learn how to analyze data, graph and create clear-cut and dynamic presentations for target audiences. This rigorous minor offers a deep dive into theory. Through our practicum class, you’ll practice applying the theories you’re learning to real-life situations. Because of our distinctive apprentice approach in the practicum class, you will learn the full arc of completing statistical projects. Integrating your biblical training throughout our technical program, you’ll be prepared to work in the field of statistics or pursue a graduate degree.


Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.


The mission of the Statistics and Data Science program is to equip students from different majors to obtain valid data and use it to answer the questions they face on the job and in the world, with a biblical worldview.

Curriculum Requirements

A Statistics minor is offered with the completion of 23 credits.

Program Prerequisite
Calculus I
Program Courses
CSCI 105Introduction to Computer Science3
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 318Biostatistics3
or MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 470Statistics and Data Science Capstone3
Program Electives
Select two of the following courses:6
Statistics II
Statistical Consulting Practicum
Data Structures
Database Management
Topics in Computer Science
Business Analytics
Advanced Business Analytics
Total Credits23
Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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