A statistics minor combined with other majors is excellent preparation for careers or graduate studies in a variety of fields including actuarial science; economics and business; the life, physical, and computing sciences; medicine; and the social sciences. Nearly all these fields have an increasing amount of data being collected, and a developed ability to analyze and solve problems is valued in any discipline. The number of required classes for this minor is kept low to allow students to choose electives most helpful in their own major.
A minor in Statistics requires at least 24 hours in statistics consisting of the courses listed below.
Course descriptions are available through the Course Description Lookup.
The pre-engineering program is a prescribed set of coursework completed in two years at Indiana Wesleyan University with the expectation that the student will subsequently transfer to an engineering school to finish a bachelor's degree in at most three more years
IWU has an articulation agreement with LeTourneau University guaranteeing that students who satisfactorily complete the stated requirements at IWU will be admitted as an engineering student at LeTourneau with academic credit for their IWU courses. Located in Longview, Texas, LeTourneau is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and offers an exceptionally strong, fully accredited program that prepares graduates with a solid foundation in engineering theory and extraordinary design project experiences integrated throughout the curriculum. The Engineering Laboratories have state of the art equipment for each of the six engineering concentrations offered: biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, materials joining, and mechanical. Graduates have a 95% placement rate into engineering positions, or they can complete a Master's Degree in Engineering, either at LeTourneau or elsewhere.
Students who complete the IWU pre-engineering program also have the option of applying for admission as a transfer student to another engineering school, or they may remain at IWU to complete a bachelor's degree in a related area such as mathematics, chemistry, or computer science. Students should consult carefully with their pre-engineering advisor to ensure they enroll in the proper courses. The pre-engineering program includes concentrated coursework in mathematics, chemistry, physics, writing, and speaking, as well as general education courses.