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Full Course List

Below is a full list of courses offered by the Department of Statistics. Not all of the courses listed below are offered every year. Click on the course to see a short description and when the course is typically offered or when it was last offered.

(UG) = for undergraduate students
(G) = for graduate students
(UG/G) = for both undergraduate and graduate students

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STAT 101 - First-Year Seminar (UG)

Course available to First-Year students, topic varies

STAT 202, Introduction to Statistics (UG)

Data collection, summarization, correlation, regression, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of significance. Does not require calculus and makes minimal use of mathematics.

For: Undergraduate students

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall, Winter, Spring

NOTE: May not receive credit for both STAT 202-0 and STAT 210-0.

STAT 210, Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (UG)

A mathematical introduction to probability theory and statistical methods, including properties of probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. STAT 210-0 is primarily intended for economics majors.

Prerequisite: strong background in high school algebra (calculus is not required).

For: Undergraduate students

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall, Winter, Spring

NOTE: May not receive credit for both STAT 202-0 and STAT 210-0. 

STAT 232, Applied Statistics (UG)

Basic concepts of using statistical models to draw conclusions from experimental and survey data. Topics include simple linear regression, multiple regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. Practical application of the methods and the interpretation of the results will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: STAT 202-0, STAT 210-0, or consent of the instructor; MATH 220-1.

For: Undergraduate students

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

STAT 301-1, 2, 3: Data Science Series (UG/G)

Series aims to develop the practical skills necessary for conducting data science while surveying foundational analytic methods with a focus on application. Substantial data analysis project required in each course.

Data Science 1 focuses on data management, manipulation, and visualization skills and techniques for exploratory data analysis.

Prerequisite: STAT 202-0 or STAT 210 or consent of the instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Graduate students and Undergraduate students

NOTE: registration priority is given to undergraduate students with a declared Data Science Minor and graduate students accepted into the ad hoc MS in Statistics program with the course on their approved plan of study

Data Science 2 focuses on foundational analytic methods such as linear regression, resampling, and tree-based methods.

Prerequisite: STAT 301-1 or consent of instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

For: Graduate students and Undergraduate students

NOTE: registration priority is given to undergraduate students with a declared Data Science Minor and graduate students accepted into the ad hoc MS in Statistics program with the course on their approved plan of study

Data Science 3 focuses on methods such as support vector machines, clustering, and neural networks.

Prerequisite: STAT 301-2 or consent of instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Spring

For: Graduate students and Undergraduate students

NOTE: registration priority is given to undergraduate students with a declared Data Science Minor and graduate students accepted into the ad hoc MS in Statistics program with the course on their approved plan of study

STAT 302, Data Visualization (UG/G)

Introduction to the knowledge, skills, and tools required to visualize data of various formats across statistical domains and to create quality visualizations for both data exploration and presentation.

Prerequisite: STAT 202-0 or equivalent

Typically offered: Yearly in Spring

For: Graduate students and Undergraduate students

NOTE: registration priority is given to undergraduate students with a declared Data Science Minor and graduate students accepted into the ad hoc MS in Statistics program with the course on their approved plan of study

STAT 320-1, 2, 3: Statistical Theory and Methods Series (UG/G)

Statistical Theory and Methods 1: Sample spaces, computing probabilities, random variables, distribution functions, expected values, variance, correlation, limit theory.

Co-requisites: STAT 202-0 or STAT 210-0, MATH 234-0 or MATH 228-2 or MATH 230-2

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

NOTE: May not receive credit for both STAT 320-1 and any of STAT 383-0, MATH 310-1, MATH 311-1, MATH 314-0, MATH 385-0, EECS 302-0, or IEMS 202-0

Statistical Theory and Methods 2: Sampling, parameter estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests.

Prerequisite: STAT 320-1 or MATH 310-1

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

Statistical Theory and Methods 3: Comparison of parameters, goodness-of-fit tests, regression analysis, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-2, MATH 240-0

Typically offered: Yearly in

For: Undergraduate students ONLY (currently graduate students cannot take 320-3 for credit)

STAT 325, Survey Sampling (UG/G)

Probability sampling, simple random sampling, error estimation, sample size, stratification, systematic sampling, replication methods, ratio and regression estimation, cluster sampling.

Prerequisites: MATH 230-1 or MATH 228-1 and 2 quarters of statistics, or consent of instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 328, Causal Inference (UG/G)

Introduction to modern statistical thinking about causal inference. Topics include completely randomized experiments, confounding, ignorability of assignment mechanisms, matching, observational studies, noncompliance, and Bayesian methods.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-2, STAT 350-0

Typically offered: Intermittently

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 330-1, Applied Statistics for Research (G)

Design of experiments and surveys, numerical summaries of data, graphical summaries of data, correlation and regression, probability, sample mean, sample proportion, confidence intervals and tests of significance, one and two sample problems, ANOVA.

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Graduate students

STAT 332, Statistics for Life Sciences (UG)

Application of statistical methods and data analysis techniques to the life sciences. Parametric statistics, nonparametric approaches, resampling-based approaches.

Prerequisite: 1 introductory statistics course

For: Undergraduate students*

*Combined section with IBIS 432-0-1 for graduate students

NOTE: this course cannot be counted toward a major or minor in Statistics

Permission number required to register for this course

STAT 344, Statistical Computing (UG/G)

Exploration of theory and practice of computational statistics with emphasis on statistical programming in R.

Prerequisite: STAT 320-2 or consent of the instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 348, Applied Multivariate Analysis (UG/G)

Statistical methods for describing and analyzing multivariate data. Principal component analysis, factor analysis, canonical correlation, clustering. Emphasis on statistical and geometric motivation, practical application, and interpretation of results.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-2, MATH 240-0

Typically offered: Intermittently

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 350, Regression Analysis (UG/G)

Simple linear regression and correlation, multiple regression, residual analysis, selection of subsets of variables, multi-collinearity and shrinkage estimation, nonlinear regression.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: STAT 320-2

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 351, Design and Analysis of Experiments (UG/G)

Methods of designing experiments and analyzing data obtained from them: one-way and two-way layouts, incomplete block designs, factorial designs, random effects, split-plot and nested designs.

Prerequisite: STAT 320-1 or MATH 310-1 or MATH 314 or consent of the instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Spring

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 352, Nonparametric Statistical Methods (UG/G)

Survey of nonparametric methods, with emphasis on understanding their application. Estimation of a distribution function, density estimation, and nonparametric regression.

Prerequisite: STAT 350-0

Typically offered: Intermittently

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 354, Applied Time Series Modeling and Forecasting (UG/G)

Introduction to modern time series analysis. Autocorrelation, time series regression and forecasting, ARIMA and GARCH models.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-1
Co-requisite: STAT 350-0

Typically offered: Intermittently

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 356, Hierarchical Linear Models (UG/G)

Introduction to the theory and application of hierarchical linear models. Two and three level linear models, hierarchical generalized linear models, and application of hierarchical models to organizational research and growth models.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-2, STAT 350-0

Typically offered: every other year, last offered Spring 2019

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 359, Topics in Statistics (UG/G)

Topics in theoretical and applied statistics to be chosen by instructor.

Prerequisites: variable, see course description in CAESAR

Typically offered: variable

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 365, Introduction to the Analysis of Financial Data (UG/G)

Statistical methods for analyzing financial data. Models for asset returns, portfolio theory, parameter estimation.

Prerequisites: STAT 320-3, MATH 240-0

Typically offered: variable

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 370, Human Rights Statistics (UG/G)

Development, analysis, interpretation, use, and misuse of statistical data and methods for description, evaluation, and political action regarding war, disappearances, justice, violence against women, trafficking, profiling, elections, hunger, refugees, discrimination, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of STAT 325-0, STAT 350-0, STAT 320-2, STAT 320-3; or ECON 381-1, ECON 381-2; or MATH 386-1, MATH 386-2; or IEMS 303-0, IEMS 304-0

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Undergraduate students and Graduate students

STAT 383, Probability and Statistics for ISP (UG)

Probability and statistics. Ordinarily taken only by students in ISP; permission required otherwise.

Prerequisites: MATH 281-1, MATH 281-2, MATH 281-3; PHYSICS 125-1, PHYSICS 125-2, PHYSICS 125-3.

NOTE: May not receive credit for both STAT 383-0 and any of STAT 320-1; MATH 310-1, MATH 311-1, MATH 314-0, MATH 385-0; EECS 302-0; or IEMS 202-0. 

NOTE: this course cannot be counted toward a major or minor in Statistics

STAT 399, Independent Study (UG)

Independent work under the guidance of a faculty member.

NOTE: Consent of department and instructor required

For: Undergraduate students

STAT 420-1,2,3: Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methodology Series (G)

Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methodology 1: Distribution theory, characteristic functions, moments and cumulants, random variables, sampling theory, and common statistical distributions.

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Graduate students

Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methodology 2: Methods of estimation, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, least squares, likelihood methods, and large-sample methods.

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

For: Graduate students

Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methodology 3: Theories of inference, multivariate methods, and contingency tables.

Typically offered: Yearly in Spring

For: Graduate students

STAT 425, Sampling Theory and Applications (G)

Sampling designs (simple random, unequal probability, stratified, cluster, systematic, random walk, induced, multiphase, choosing sample sizes), sample adjustment (weighting/calibration), variance estimation, non-sampling errors, topics re government statistical agencies.

Prerequisites: Two previous courses in probability and statistics, at least one at the 300 level in Statistics (other than STAT 330-0), Econometrics, IE/MS, Math; or permission of instructor

Typically offered: Yearly in Fall

For: Graduate students

STAT 439, Meta-Analysis (G)

Statistical methods for combining results of replicated experiments. Effect size indexes and their estimators, combined estimation and test of heterogeneity, modeling between-study variation in effect sizes, models for publication selection.

Prerequisites: A graduate-level course in statistics

Typically offered: every other year, last offered Spring 2018

For: Graduate students

STAT 455, Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (G)

Probit, logit, log-linear, and latent-class models. Multi-dimensional contingency tables; polytomous responses with continuous independent variables.

Typically offered: variable

For: Graduate students

STAT 456, Generalized Linear Models (G)

Inference and fitting of generalized linear models with application to classical linear models, binomial and multinomial logit models, log-linear models, Cox's proportional hazards model and GEE's for longitudinal data.

Prerequisites: STAT 350-0 and STAT 420-3

Typically offered: every other year, last offered Fall 2018

For: Graduate students

STAT 457, Applied Bayesian Inference (G)

Introduction to computational algorithms for Bayesian inference. Observed data and data augmentation methods are considered in detail. Methods are illustrated with real examples.

Prerequisites: STAT 350-0 and STAT 420-1 or equivalent

Typically offered: every other year, last offered Fall 2017

For: Graduate students

STAT 461, Advanced Topics in Statistics (G)

Topics in theoretical and applied statistics to be chosen by instructor.

Prerequisites: variable, see course description in CAESAR

Typically offered: variable

For: Graduate students

STAT 465, Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (G)

An introduction of statistical methodologies in cutting-edge fields of computational biology and bioinformatics topics including microarray gene expression data analysis; biological sequence analysis; EST and SAGE data analysis.

Typically offered: Yearly in Winter

For: Graduate students

STAT 499, Independent Study (G)

Independent work under the guidance of a faculty member.

NOTE: Consent of instructor required

For: Graduate students

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