Minor in Operations Research

Operations research is the increasingly growing discipline devoted to the use of analytical and quantitative methods to help inform decisions made in complex systems. This minor allows students to develop the required skills in analytical methods and optimization required to apply operations research in health care, military, transportation, energy and other systems.

students and faculty with drones.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand and describe current theories, methods, and principles related to operations research
  2. Identify, formulate and solve problems in the area of operations research
  3. Design systems which are efficient from a logistics and cost efficiency perspective
  4. Communicate effectively about operations research problem solutions and system designs


Admissions Information

Students can apply for the Minor in Operations Research online through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Contact Information

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
342 Bell Hall
(716) 645-2357