Haverford College offers a wide range of courses on statistical theory and applications. Statistics minors take a core sequence in probability and statistics, with later flexibility in pursuing either a more applied or a more theoretical track.
Curriculum & Courses
Math majors and minors can also declare a Statistics minor.
Statistics Minor Requirements
- One of the following courses (Introduction to Statistics): STAT H203, ECON H204, PSYC H200, SOCL H215
- STAT H286 (Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis)
- MATH H218 (Probability)
- MATH H215 (Linear Algebra)
- MATH H121 or MATH H216 (Multivariable Calculus)
- One of the following:
- STAT H328 (Mathematical Statistics)
- STAT H396 (Advanced Topics in Probability and Statistics)
- ECON H304 (Econometrics)
- SOCL H320 (Advanced Quantitative Methods for Sociologists).
Courses taken at other institutions may be used to satisfy minor requirements, provided that the department chair approves these courses in advance.
Associated Programs and Concentrations
Research & Outreach
Political science major and statistics and health studies minor Madeline Guth ’19 used her diverse set of tools to study the many ways that public policy can impact unintended pregnancy rates among low-income women.
When deciding on a topic for her thesis, mathematics major and environmental studies minor Mairin Fitzpatrick ‘19 knew that the modeling tools of mathematics could be fruitfully used to study any number of environmental issues. She just had to pick one.
The math major and economics minor, who is looking toward a career in finance, is a Whitehead Intern this summer, working at a start-up consulting firm in New York.
Supported by a grant from the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, Carter Patterson '20 is spending the summer working in Professor Theodore Brzinski’s physics lab on campus.
Yuan intends to go graduate school after Haverford to pursue subjects related to genetics, public health, pharmacy or biostatistics.
A half-course that aims to broaden students’ perspectives on what it means to do math.
Steliotes will continue her academic journey at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and pursue her dream of becoming a math teacher.
Breimyer is Director of Software Engineering at Audible, an Amazon company.
Heaton is a staff engineer with Walker & Company Brands, and contributes to and manages a software development team within a company that solves health and beauty problems for people of color.
Lipstein launched 0s&1s, an e-book publishing copmany showcasing the work of 100-plus small publishers.
Fitzharris works as a product manager for AppNexus, a advertisement technology platform.
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