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.