STATISTICS (STAT) - 2017-2018 Catalog

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 2000 - Topics In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. A general survey of select scientific topics.

STAT 2103 - Introduction to Statistics for Sciences

This course is an introduction to statistical methods with an emphasis on scientific applications. Students will be exposed to descriptive statistics, probability, estimation methods, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and correlation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1513 with a minimum grade of "C" or high school Algebra II with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 2113 - Statistical Methods

Topics for this course include basic experimental statistics, methods of estimation, tests of significance, probability, linear regression, and correlation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1513 with a minimum grade of "C" or high school Algebra II.

STAT 3000 - Workshop In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given. No more than 6 hours of workshop may be counted toward a bachelor's degree.

STAT 3990 - Advanced Topics In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 4103 - Applied Experimental Design

Topics for this course include basic concepts of experiments and experimental error, analysis of variance of one-, two-, and three-way classification, analysis of covariance, and nested and incomplete block designs. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4113 - Mathematical Statistics 1

This course covers probability distributions, expected values, moments, sampling distributions, and point estimation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2343 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4123 - Mathematical Statistics 2

This course builds upon the foundation of probability begun in Mathematical Statistics 1, and continues the study of the theory and application of Probability and Statistics, with the emphasis placed on Statistics. The course includes the study of the distributions of functions of random variables, sampling distributions, properties of estimators including efficiency and the Cramer-Rao Inequality, consistency, sufficiency, and maximum likelihood methods. Other course topics include the theory and application of confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing and the Neyman-Pearson Lemma. Successful completion of Mathematical Statistics 2 provides the student with the necessary requisites and background to enter more advanced and specialized courses in Statistics, as well as other academic fields. Prerequisite(s): STAT 4113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4213 - Applied Regression Analysis

Topics for this course will include multiple regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, proportional hazard models, and time series analysis. Data will be analyzed using SAS. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4253 - Computer Applications In Statistics

This course will include programming techniques, data organization, selection and interpretation of statistical tests as applied to SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Studies). Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4313 - Nonparametric Statistics

This course will introduce students to alternatives to normal-theory statistical methods including rank-based methods, permutation tests, and bootstrap methods. Data will be analyzed using SAS and/or R. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4353 - Probability Theory

This course provides the student with a thorough treatment of the mathematical structure and application of probability. Topics include principles of combinatorics, the fundamentals of probability, conditional probability and independence, random variables, mathematical expectation, generating functions, the Weak and Strong Laws of Large Numbers, and the Central Limit Theorem. Emphasis will be placed upon building a strong foundation for the more advanced study of probability and statistics. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2333 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4513 - Statistical Consulting

In this course, students will provide statistical consulting services to clients from the community. Students will be working on-site, meeting with the clients, developing statistical questions, and collecting data. They will then analyze the data and prepare both written and oral reports to be given to the clients. Prerequisite(s): STAT 4103 or 4213 or 4253 or 4313 each with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 4900 - Practicum In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 4910 - Seminar In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 4920 - Workshop In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 9 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given. No more than 6 hours of workshop may be counted toward a bachelor's degree.

STAT 4930 - Individual Study In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 4950 - Internship In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours.

STAT 4960 - Institute In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 4970 - Study Tour In Statistics

Credit will vary. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5103 - Applied Experimental Design

Topics for this course include basic concepts of experiments and experimental error, analysis of variance of one-, two-, and three-way classifications, and nonparametic statistics. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 5123 - Mathematical Statistics 2

This course builds upon the foundation of probability begun in Mathematical Statistics 1, and continues the study of the theory and application of Probability and Statistics, with the emphasis placed on Statistics. The course includes the study of the distributions of functions of random variables, sampling distributions, properties of estimators including efficiency and the Cramer-Rao Inequality, consistency, sufficiency, and maximum likelihood methods. Other course topics include the theory and application of confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing and the Neyman-Pearson Lemma. Successful completion of Mathematical Statistics 2 provides the student with the necessary requisites and background to enter more advanced and specialized courses in Statistics, as well as other academic fields. Prerequisite(s): STAT 4113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 5213 - Applied Regression Analysis

Topics for this course will include multiple regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, proportional hazard models, and time series analysis. Data will be analyzed using SAS. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 5253 - Quality Control

Topics in this course include random samples, frequency distributions of sample data, sampling distributions, sampling acceptance plans, rectifying inspection, and the general theory of control charts. Prerequisite(s): STAT 4113 or 5113 and 4303.

STAT 5263 - Computer Applications in Statistics

This course will include programming techniques, data organization, selection and interpretation of statistical tests as applied to SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Studies). Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of C.

STAT 5303 - Non-Parametric Statistics

Topics in this course include distribution-free statistics, techniques of hypothesis testing with data drawn from a population that is not distributed in a particular manner, the binomial test, the sign test, the median test, and the Cochran Q test. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 5353 - Probability Theory

This course provides the student with a thorough treatment of the mathematical structure and application of probability. Topics include principles of combinatorics, the fundamentals of probability, conditional probability and independence, random variables, mathematical expectation, the Weak and Strong Laws of Large Numbers, and the Central Limit Theorem. Emphasis will be placed upon building a strong foundation for the more advanced study of probability and statistics. Prerequisite(s): STAT 4113.

STAT 5423 - Data Fitting

Topics in this course include fitting data to a linear equation, a polynomial, an orthogonal polynomial, and an exponential growth curve. Piecewise polygonal fitting will also be discussed. Prerequisite(s): CMSC 1613 and STAT 2113 with a minimum grade of "C".

STAT 5513 - Statistical Consulting

In this course, students will provide statistical consulting services to clients from the community. Students will be working on-site, meeting with the clients, developing statistical questions, and collecting data. They will then analyze the data and prepare both written and oral reports to be given to the clients. Prerequisite(s): STAT 5103 or STAT 5213 or STAT 5263 or STAT 5303.

STAT 5900 - Practicum In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5910 - Seminar / Special Topics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5920 - Workshop in Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given.

STAT 5930 - Individual Study In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5940 - Field Study In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 9 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5950 - Internship In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced or graduate student.

STAT 5960 - Institute In Statistics

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5970 - Study Tour

Credit will vary. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

STAT 5980 - Graduate Project

A contemporary problem provided by business and industry and selected with consideration of the interests and abilities of the individual student. Prerequisite(s): Written permission of instructor required.

STAT 5990 - Thesis

Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. ated Agreement.