Statistics (STAT)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
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. Credit is not given for STAT 101 for majors in Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics, and Teaching of Mathematics. 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): Satisfactory grade in MATH 090, or appropriate score on the department placement test, or consent of the instructor. 
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. Credit is not given for STAT 130 if the student has credit for STAT 101. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 121.
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. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210.
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. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210. 
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in STAT 401. 
STAT 471 Linear and Nonlinear 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. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 310. 
STAT 473 Game Theory 3 OR 4 hours. Games in extensive and normal form. Minimax theorem. Solving matrix games via linear programming. Nash equilibria for nonzero-sum games, Shapley value, bargaining models. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 310 or STAT 401. 
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. 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. 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. 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 TO 4 hours. Reading course supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department.