Statistics (STAT)

Courses

STAT 101. Introduction to Statistics. 4 hours.

Applications of statistics in the real world, displaying and describing data, normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Course Information: Credit is not given for STAT 101 for majors in Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics, and Teaching of Mathematics and Statistics and Operations Research. Credit is not given for STAT 101 if the student has credit for STAT 130. Extensive computer use required. This course is offered in both a blended and traditional format. If the section is marked "Blended-Online and Classroom," use of a computer and internet access is required. Blended sections require students to do some of their coursework online. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): MATH 090; or Grade of C or better in MATH 110; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

STAT 130. Introduction to Statistics for the Life Sciences. 4 hours.

Basic concepts and methods of statistics with illustrations from different areas of the life sciences; graphical and summary representations, probability, random variables, normal distribution, estimation and tests of hypotheses, t, F and chi-square. Course Information: Credit is not given for STAT 130 if the student has credit for STAT 101. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 110; or Grade of C or better in MATH 121; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

STAT 361. Elements of Statistical Methods. 2 hours.

Graphical and numerical summaries of data, statistical software package use; introduction to probability, random variables, and sampling distributions; point estimation, confidence intervals, and test of hypotheses. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181.

STAT 362. Elements of Statistical Computing. 2 hours.

Statistical computation with the SAS and R software packages; data structure, entry, and manipulation; numerical and graphical summaries; basic statistical methods. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 361.

STAT 381. Applied Statistical Methods I. 3 hours.

Graphical and tabular representation of data; Introduction to probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses. Includes SAS and SPSSX applications. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210; or approval of the department.

STAT 382. Statistical Methods and Computing. 3 hours.

Statistical computation with the SAS and R software packages: data structure, entry, and manipulation; numerical and graphical summaries; basic statistical methods; select advanced methods. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): STAT 381.

STAT 401. Introduction to Probability. 3 or 4 hours.

Probability spaces, random variables and their distributions, conditional distribution and stochastic independence, special distributions, sampling distributions, limit theorems. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210; or approval of the department.

STAT 411. Statistical Theory. 3 or 4 hours.

Estimation, tests of statistical hypotheses, best tests, sufficient statistics, Rao-Cramer inequality, sequential probability ratio tests, the multivariate normal distribution, nonparametric methods. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 401.

STAT 416. Nonparametric Statistical Methods. 3 or 4 hours.

Distribution free tests for location and dispersion problems, one-way and two-way layouts, the independence problem, regression problems involving slopes, detecting broad alternatives, resampling methods. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 381 or STAT 411.

STAT 431. Introduction to Survey Sampling. 3 or 4 hours.

Simple random sampling; sampling proportions; estimation of sample size; stratified random sampling; ratio estimators; regression estimators; systematic and cluster sampling. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 411 or STAT 481.

STAT 451. Computational Statistics. 3 or 4 hours.

Modern computationally-intensive statistical methods including Monte Carlo integration and simulation, optimization and maximum likelihood estimation, EM algorithm, MCMC, sampling and resampling methods, non-parametric density estimation. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): STAT 411.

STAT 461. Applied Probability Models I. 3 or 4 hours.

Computing probabilities and expectations by conditioning, Markov chains, Chapman-Kolmogorov equations, branching processes, Poisson processes and exponential distribution, continuous-time Markov chains, reversibility, uniformization. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 401.

STAT 471. Linear and Non-Linear Programming. 3 or 4 hours.

Linear programming, simplex algorithm, degeneracy, duality theorem sensitivity analysis, convexity, network simplex methods, assignment problems. Constrained and unconstrained minima. Quasi-Newton methods. Ellipsoidal methods of Kachian. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 310.

STAT 473. Game Theory. 3 or 4 hours.

Introduction to the basic ideas of game theory. Static and dynamic games; mixed strategies, imperfect information; economic, political and biological applications. Course Information: Same as ECON 473. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): STAT 381; or ECON 270; or equivalents.

STAT 475. Mathematics and Statistics for Actuarial Sciences I. 3 or 4 hours.

Financial mathematics as it pertains to the valuation of deterministic cash flows. Basic concepts and techniques regarding the theory of interest. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): MATH 210.

STAT 481. Applied Statistical Methods II. 3 or 4 hours.

Linear regression, introduction to model building, analysis of variance, analysis of enumerative data, nonparametric statistics, product and system reliability, quality control. SAS and SPSSX applications. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 381.

STAT 486. Statistical Consulting. 3 or 4 hours.

Introduction to statistical consulting methods and techniques. Handling and transformation of raw data sets in CMS. Statistical analysis of data sets with SAS and SPSSX. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 411 or STAT 481.

STAT 494. Special Topics in Statistics, Probability and Operations Research. 3 or 4 hours.

Course content announced prior to each semester in which it is given. Topics drawn from areas such as distribution theory; Bayesian inference; discrete optimization; applied probability models; resampling techniques; biostatistics; environmental sampling. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

STAT 496. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Reading course supervised by a faculty member. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department.