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Statistics Course Descriptions

STAT 1342 (MATH 1342) Statistical Decision Making (3 semester hours) Principles of quantitative decision making: summarizing data, modeling uncertainty, loss functions, probability, conditional probability, random variables. Introduction to statistics: estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression. Introduction to statistical packages. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, or major requirements in the Schools of Management or Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 1306, MATH 1314 or equivalent. (3-0) S
STAT 3103 Statistical Computer Packages (1 semester hour) An introduction to the use of statistics packages, such as SAS, BMD, SPSS, Minitab, and S, for the analysis of data. Based primarily on self study materials. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for mathematical science majors. Prerequisite: one semester of statistics. (1-0) S
STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences (3 semester hours) Graphs, histograms, mean, median, standard deviation, Chebyshev’s inequality, standardized scores, simple linear regression and correlation; basic rules of Probability, Bayes theorem, Normal; t, ?2, F, binomial and Poisson distributions; point estimation; hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means, proportions regression coefficients, and correlation; one way ANOVA; contingency tables. Applications in life sciences will be emphasized throughout the course. Cannot be used by mathematical sciences, engineering, or computer science majors to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisite: MATH 1325 or equivalent. (3-0) Y
STAT 3355 Data Analysis for Statisticians and Actuaries (3 semester hours) Methods of data analysis used in different areas of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Sampling, fitting and testing models, regression, and comparison of populations. A statistical computer package will be used. Prerequisite: MATH 2419. (3-0) T
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics (3 semester hours) Probability theory including independence, conditioning, density functions, frequently used families of distributions, random variables, expectation, moments, and the central limit theorem; statistical inference including sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression. Cannot be used by mathematical sciences, engineering, or computer science majors to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisite: MATH 1326. (3-0) S
STAT 4351 Probability (3 semester hours) Probability models, random variables, expectation, special distributions, and the central limit theorem. The theory is illustrated by numerous examples. Prerequisite: MATH 2451. (3-0) T
STAT 4352 Mathematical Statistics (3 semester hours) Theory and methods of statistical inference. Sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression with examples from the physical, social, and management sciences. Prerequisite: STAT 4351 or equivalent. (3 0) T
STAT 4372 Actuarial Science (3 semester hours) Probability models and statistical methods used in insurance business. Typical loss distributions including Pareto, Weibull, Iognormal, Ioggamma, discrete and continuous mixtures. Effect of coverage modifications, and clustering in modeling. Estimation by simulation. Prerequisite: STAT 4351. (3-0) T.
STAT 4382 Stochastic Processes (3 semester hours) Stochastic models including Markov chains, random walks, Poisson processes, renewal processes, and an introduction to time series and forecasting. Prerequisite: STAT 4351 or equivalent. (3-0) T
STAT 4V02 Independent Study in Statistics (1-6 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. May be repeated for credit. Student must obtain approval from participating mathematical sciences faculty member and the undergraduate adviser. Can satisfy Communication elective (3 hours) if it has a major writing/report component. ([1-6]-0) S
STAT 4V97 Undergraduate Topics in Statistics (1-9 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-9]-0) S

 

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