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U.Va. adds 3 new academic programs

Monday - 9/9/2013, 7:50am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia is offering two new academic programs to help students in social and economic fields use data and statistics.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is offering a new minor in statistical analysis of social behavior. The McIntire School of Commerce has added a new study track called quantitative finance. Both programs begin this year.

Associate professor of commerce finance Michael Gallmeyer tells The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/15LjRtb ) that companies' use of financial data is increasing and students want to learn more about it.

Jeff Holt with the statistics department says a lot of data that could be useful to social scientists hasn't been analyzed.

U.Va. also plans to begin offering a new Ph.D. program in the School of Architecture in 2014.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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