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STAT 2601    Introductory Statistics    3 s.h.

Designed for students from different disciplines who desire an introduction to statistical reasoning. Topics include collecting and summarizing data, concepts of randomness and sampling, statistical inference and reasoning, correlation and regression. Credit will not be given for both STAT 2601 and STAT 2625.
Prereq.: level 35 or higher on the Math Placement Test.
Gen Ed: Mathematics.

STAT 2625    Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning    4 s.h.

An introduction to statistics and its applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, experimental design, probability sampling distribution, statistical inference, correlation and regression. Emphasis on applications, critical reasoning, and data analysis using statistical software. Credit will not be given for both STAT 2601 and STAT 2625.
Prereq.: at least Level 20 on the Mathematics Placement Test or Level 10 on the Mathematics Placement Test and concurrent enrollment in STAT 2625C.
Gen Ed: Mathematics.

STAT 2625C    Corequisite Support for Statistical Literacy and Crit Reasoning    2 s.h.

This course is intended to provide corequisite support for students requiring remediation in mathematics while they are concurrently enrolled in STAT 2625 (Statistical Literacy and Critical Reasoning). Emphasis will be placed on prerequisite skills needed for statistics as well as just in time review through the use of appropriate technology. Does not count toward a degree. 2 s.h.
Prereq.: Level 10 on the Mathematics Placement Exam and concurrent enrollment in STAT 2625.

STAT 3717    Statistical Methods    4 s.h.

Probability and statistics designed for students majoring in the natural sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, testing hypotheses, analysis of variance, regression and nonparametric statistics. Use of personal computers with computer software will be required. Credit will not be given for both STAT 3717 and STAT 3743.
Prereq.: MATH 1552 or MATH 1570 or MATH 1571 or MATH 1585H or equivalent.

STAT 3743    Probability and Statistics    4 s.h.

A calculus-based probability and statistics course. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability models and related concepts and applications, statistical estimation, and hypothesis testing. Credit will not be given for both STAT 3717 and STAT 3743.
Prereq.: MATH 1572 or MATH 1585H.

STAT 3781H    Honors Biostatistics    3 s.h.

Descriptive statistics, testing hypotheses, analysis of count data, correlation, regression, nonparametric statistics, and analysis of variance with applications relating to biological and health sciences.
Prereq.: MATH 1580H and MATH 1581H, or equivalent.

STAT 4804    Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 1    3 s.h.

An introduction to long-term actuarial mathematics through an analysis of survival models and their applications as well as the determination and interpretation of probabilities and statistics related to the present value random variable.
Prereq.: STAT 3743 or consent of department chairperson.

STAT 4805    Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 2    3 s.h.

A continuation of the study of long-term actuarial mathematics through the application of premium-calculation methodologies and reserving..
Prereq.: STAT 4804.

STAT 4812    Statistical Analysis System for Data and Analytics    3 s.h.

An introduction to SAS programming for data and analytics. Topics include using SAS for data processing, manipulation, visualization, reporting, and statistical analysis. The objective is for students to develop statistical computing skills for problem solving and decision making.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743 or equivalent.

STAT 4817    Applied Statistics    3 s.h.

Application of regression, survey sampling, analysis of variance, design and analysis of experiments, and related topics.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743 or equivalent.

STAT 4843    Theory of Probability    3 s.h.

The mathematical foundation of probability theory including the study of discrete and continuous distributions. Other topics selected from limit theorems, generating functions, stochastic processes, and applications. Listed also as MATH 4843. Credit for STAT 4843 will not be given to students with MATH 4843.
Prereq.: STAT 3743 and one of MATH 2673 or MATH 2686H or consent of department chairperson.

STAT 4844    Theory of Statistics    3 s.h.

The mathematical theory of statistical inferences including likelihood principle, sufficient statistics, theory of statistical estimation, hypothesis testing and related topics.
Prereq.: STAT 4843.

STAT 4845    Stochastic Process Models    3 s.h.

Introduction to the mathematical foundations of the theory and application of stochastic processes. Topics include Markov processes, Poisson processes, queueing theory, and simulation. Other topics selected from limit theorems, Brownian Motion, and stationary processes.
Prereq.: STAT 4843.

STAT 4848    Applied Regression Time Series    3 s.h.

Statistical methods for regression and time series analysis. Topics include applied linear regression with model fitting and diagnostics, data analysis, and forecasting with time series models.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743.

STAT 4849    Design of Experiments    3 s.h.

The objective of this course is to learn how to plan, design and conduct experiments efficiently, and apply statistical techniques on resulting data to obtain conclusions. Topics include introduction of experiments, complete randomized designs, blocking designs, factorial designs, nested designs, and random effects models.
Prereq.: STAT 4817 or STAT 6940 or equivalent.

STAT 4888    Actuarial Models in Financial Economics    3 s.h.

An introduction to actuarial models in financial economics. Topics include the Black-Scholes framework for pricing derivatives, the binomial pricing model, and interest rate models.
Prereq.: STAT 4843.

STAT 4896    Statistical Project    2 s.h.

Individualized study of a topic in statistics culminating in a written report and an oral presentation. May be repeated once.
Prereq.: STAT 4817 and permission of chairperson.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

STAT 5800    Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science    3 s.h.

A survey of probability theory and an introduction to risk management. Emphasis of the course will be on problem solving with applications in actuarial science.
Prereq.: STAT 4843 or consent of instructor.

STAT 5802    Theory of Interest    3 s.h.

Mathematical theory and techniques in analysis of interest. Topics include measurement of interest, force of interest, annuities, amortization, pricing of investment products, and applications to actuarial sciences.
Prereq.: MATH 1572 and any 3700 level MATH, STAT, ECON, or FIN course.

STAT 5806    Seminar in Actuarial Science    2-3 s.h.

Approaches to and practice with problem solving in actuarial science. Topics may include financial mathematics, financial economics, or actuarial modeling. May be repeated once. Not applicable to the mathematics major.
Prereq.: STAT 4843 or consent of the instructor.

STAT 5811    SAS Programming for Data Analytics    3 s.h.

An introduction to SAS programming for data analytics. Topics include using SAS for data processing, manipulation, visualization, reporting and statistical analysis. The objective is for students to develop statistical computing skills for problem solving and decision making. Also listed as ECON 5861.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743 or STAT 2601 or ECON 3790 or equivalent.

STAT 5814    Statistical Data Mining    3 s.h.

A systematic introduction to data mining with emphasis on various data mining problems and their solutions. Topics include data mining processes and issues, exploratory data analysis, supervised and unsupervised learning, classification, and prediction methods.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743, or consent of department chairperson.

STAT 5819    Bayesian Statistics    3 s.h.

An introduction to the Bayesian approach to statistical inference for data analysis in a variety of applications. Data analysis using statistical software will be emphasized. Topics include: comparison of Bayesian and frequentist methods, Bayesian model specification, prior specification, basics of decision theory, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Bayes factor, empirical Bayes, Bayesian linear regression and generalized linear models, hierarchical models.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743 or STAT 4817 or STAT 6940 or equivalent.

STAT 5840    Statistical Computing    3 s.h.

Computational methods used in statistics. Topics include generation and testing of random numbers, computer intensive methods, and simulation studies.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743.

STAT 5846    Categorical Data Analysis    3 s.h.

Discrete distributions, contingency table analysis, odds ratios, relative risk, logistic regression, hierarchical models.
Prereq.: STAT 4817 or STAT 4844.

STAT 5847    Nonparametric Statistics    3 s.h.

Nonparametric statistical inference including tests of hypotheses for one sample, two or more related independent samples, dependence, goodness-of-fit, trend, and related topics.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743 or equivalent.

STAT 5849    Multivariate Statistical Analysis    3 s.h.

The statistical analysis of multivariate observations. Topics include multivariate probability distribution theory, regression, analysis of variance, and techniques in data analysis.
Prereq.: MATH 3720 and STAT 4844 or equivalent.

STAT 5857    Statistical Consulting    3 s.h.

The objective of this course is to cultivate the skills necessary to competently engage in statistical consulting. Topics include problem solving, study design, power and sample size, data management, selection and application of statistical methods, ethical practice, and effective visual and literal communication of results.
Prereq.: STAT 4817 or equivalent.

STAT 5895    Special Topics in Statistics    2-3 s.h.

The study of a standard statistical topic in depth or the development of a special area of statistics. May be repeated twice.
Prereq.: STAT 3717 or STAT 3743.

STAT 6904    Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 1    3 s.h.

An introduction to long-term actuarial mathematics through an analysis of survival models and their applications as well as the determination and interpretation of probabilities and statistics related to the present value random variable.
Prereq.: STAT 4843, STAT 6943, or consent of the instructor.

STAT 6905    Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 2    3 s.h.

A continuation of the study of long-term actuarial mathematics through the application of premium-calculation methodologies and reserving.
Prereq.: STAT 6904.

STAT 6910    Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics 1    3 s.h.

An introduction to the development of loss and severity models used in actuarial science and the statistical methods used to estimate the parameters of such models.
Prereq.: STAT 4844, STAT 6944 or equivalent.

STAT 6911    Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics 2    3 s.h.

A continuation of parametric statistical methods used in short-term actuarial mathematics through an introduction to credibility theory and ratemaking and reserving in casualty insurance.
Prereq.: STAT 6910.

STAT 6912    Advanced SAS Programming for Data Analytics    3 s.h.

This course is designed to provide students with training in advanced SAS programming for data analytics. Main topics include SQL, Macro language, selected SAS statistical analysis procedures, and working with large data sets. Also listed as ECON 6992.
Prereq.: STAT 6940 or ECON 6976.

STAT 6940    Advanced Data Analysis    3 s.h.

An overview of techniques in data analysis. Includes a strong emphasis on visual interpretation of data. Topics include one or more samples, proportions, odds, regression, and multiple comparisons.
Prereq.: STAT 4844, or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6943    Mathematical Statistics 1    3 s.h.

Random variables, their distributions and densities. Families and exponential families of distribution. Independence, joint distributions, conditional probability and expectation. Convergence and limit theorems. Credit will not be given for both STAT 4843 and STAT 6943.
Prereq.: MATH 3751 or MATH 5851 or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6944    Mathematical Statistics 2    3 s.h.

A study of theories and properties of statistical hypothesis testing and estimation, including maximum likelihood method, likelihood ratio tests, sufficiency, and related topics. Credit will not be given for both STAT 4844 and STAT 6944.
Prereq.: STAT 4843 or STAT 6943 or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6945    Stochastic Processes    3 s.h.

An advanced study of stochastic processes. Topics include Markov chains; Poisson process; nonhomogeneous Poisson processes; renewal theory; conditional probability and expectation.
Prereq.: STAT 4843 or STAT 6943, or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6946    Sampling Methods    3 s.h.

Methods for survey and design and analysis. Topics include basic theory of surveys, descriptions of data, sampling distributions, design of survey, sources of error, questionnaire design, and sampling techniques.
Prereq.: STAT 4817 or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6948    Linear Models    3 s.h.

A study of linear statistical models of the relationship between analysis of variance and regression and the assumptions underlying the analysis of variance.
Prereq.: MATH 3720 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory and either STAT 4844 or STAT 6944, or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6949    Design and Analysis of Experiments    3 s.h.

Fundamental principles of design and analysis of experiments. Topics include blocking; multifactor testing; multiple comparisons; repeated measures; crossing and nesting designs.
Prereq.: STAT 4844 or STAT 6944; or permission of graduate coordinator.

STAT 6988    Modeling in Financial Economics    3 s.h.

A study of modeling and evaluation of derivatives and bonds and risk management using derivatives. Topics cover various models in asset evaluation, such as bond price models, the Black-Sholes model, diffusion processes, and risk management. Also listed as ECON 6988.
Prereq.: STAT 4843 or STAT 6943 or ECON 6976.