Quantitative Reasoning

Data is at the heart of everything from political polls to debt management, nutrition facts to risk management. Understanding how to use these numbers can dramatically affect your ability to succeed in society.

The courses in Quantitative Reasoning will give students the skills to be able to make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data. QR emphasizes real world problems in contrast with mathematics, which explores the beauty of abstraction.

A course completing the Quantitative Reasoning requirement may not be double dipped to complete the Math requirement.

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to:

  • analyze and solve real-world problems in context using quantitative methods, such as algebra, geometry, statistics, formal rules, scientific models, and computation.
  • interpret and critique visual representations of quantitative information.
  • communicate quantitative arguments using clear prose or other appropriate methods.

Students complete 4 credits from the courses listed below.

Courses That Meet the Quantitative Reasoning Core Requirement Credits
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles 4
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 4
BA 115 Personal Finance and Money Management 4
CHEM 230 General Chemistry II 4
CS/MEDA 121 Our Digital World 2
CS 130 Introduction to Software Tools 2
CS 150 Introduction to Computer Science I 4
CS/MEDA 205 Introduction to Programming for Multimedia 4
CS 315 Introduction to Human Computer Interaction 4
CS 380 Algorithm Design and Analysis 4
CS 460 Operating Systems 4
DSCI 100 Foundations of Data Science 2
ECON 101 Economics of Social Issues 4
ECON 102 Economics of Markets & Governments 4
ECON 255 Behavioral Economics and Financial Literacy 4
ENV 170 Introduction to Geographical Informational Systems 4
ENV 204 Sustainable Use: Soil & Water 4
EXIP 345 Biomechanics & Lab 4
MATH 165 Modern Topics in Mathematics 4
MATH 207 General Elementary Statistics 4
MATH 221 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 4
MATH 223 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 4
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
MATH 301 Mathematical Modeling 4
PHY/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4
PHY 202 Introductory Physics I 4
PHY 232 General Physics I - Workshop Physics I 4
PH 200 Epidemiology 4
PH/ECON 334 Health Economics 4
PSY 300 Research Methods/Statistics I 4
PSY 348 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY 350 Behavioral Statistics 4
SOC 301 Social Statistics 4
SOC 302 Survey Research 4