University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Term: Fall 2013
Subject: Statistics


STAT 051 - Probability With Statistics

Introduction to probabilistic and statistical reasoning, including probability distribution models and applications to current scientific/social issues. Roles of probability, study design, and exploratory/confirmatory data analysis. Prerequisite: Two years H.S. algebra. No credit for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in the mathematical and engineering sciences.

STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics

Basic statistical concepts, methods, and applications, including correlation, regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra; Sophomore standing.

STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods

Foundational course for students taking further quantitative courses. Exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. Introductory regression, experimentation, contingency tables, and nonparametrics. Computer software used. Prerequisites: MATH 019 or MATH 021; Sophomore standing.

STAT 143 - Statistics for Engineering

Data analysis, probability models, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing. Multi- factor experimental design and regression analysis. Quality control, SPC, reliability. Engineering cases and project. Statistical analysis software. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022; Sophomore standing.

STAT 151 - Applied Probability

Foundations of probability, conditioning, and independence. Business, computing, biological, engineering reliability, and quality control applications. Classical discrete and continuous models. Pseudo-random number generation. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022.

STAT 183 - Statistics for Business

Advanced quantitative methodologies for contemporary business scenarios. Analysis of variance, multiple regression, time series analysis, non-parametric methods, Bayesian statistics and decision analysis. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or EC 170.

STAT 200 - Med Biostatistics&Epidemiology

Introductory design and analysis of medical studies. Epidemiological concepts, case-control and cohort studies. Clinical trials. Students evaluate statistical aspects of published health science studies. Prerequisites: STAT 111, STAT 141 or STAT 143; or STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 200.

STAT 201 - Stat Analysis Via Computers

Intensive coverage of computer-based data processing and analysis using statistical packages, subroutine libraries, and user-supplied programs. Students analyze real data and prepare a comprehensive report. Prerequisites: STAT 111 with Instructor permission, or STAT 141. Co-requisite: STAT 211.

STAT 211 - Statistical Methods I

Fundamental concepts for data analysis and experimental design. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including classical and nonparametric methods, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. Statistical software. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cross-listed with: BIOS 211.

STAT 221 - Statistical Methods II

Cross-listed with: BIOS 221. Multiple regression and correlation. Basic experimental design. Analysis of variance (fixed, random, and mixed models). Analysis of covariance. Computer software usage. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or STAT 143, or STAT 211.

STAT 224 - Stats for Quality&Productivity

Statistical process control; Shewhart, cusum and other control charts; process capability studies. Total Quality Management. Acceptance, continuous, sequential sampling. Process design and improvement. Case studies. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or STAT 143, or STAT 211.

STAT 233 - Survey Sampling

Design and data analysis for sample surveys. Simple random, stratified, systematic, cluster, multistage sampling. Practical issues in planning and conducting surveys. Prerequisites: STAT 211; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission.

STAT 251 - Probability Theory

Distributions of random variables and functions of random variables. Expectations, stochastic independence, sampling and limiting distributions (central limit theorems). Concepts of random number generation. Prerequisites: MATH 121; STAT 151 or STAT 153 recommended. Cross-listed with: MATH 207, BIOS 251.

STAT 281 - Statistics Practicum

Intensive experience in carrying out a complete statistical analysis for a research project in substantive area with close consultation with a project investigator. Prerequisites: Any one of STAT 200, STAT 201, STAT 221 through STAT 237, or STAT 253; Some statistical software experience preferred. No credit for Graduate students in Statistics or Biostatistics.

STAT 293 - Undergrad Honors Thesis

A program of reading, research, design, and analysis culminating in a written thesis and oral defense. Honors notation appears on transcript and Commencement Program. Contact Statistics Program Director for procedures.

STAT 330 - Bayesian Statistics

Introduction to Bayesian inference. Posterior inference, predictive distributions, prior distribution selection. MCMC algorithms. Hierarchical models. Model checking and selection. Use of computer software. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 241 or STAT 251 or Instructor permission.

STAT 381 - Statistical Research

Methodologic or data analytic research culminating in oral and written reports to the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 381.