The two required foundation courses are designed as entry courses, STAT 608 and STAT 609. These courses would provide a foundation of statistical inference, design of experiments, and regression analysis. However, a student could petition that these courses be waived if they could sufficiently demonstrate that they have taken similar courses in another discipline or degree. The decision to waive one or both of the foundation courses would be made at the time of application to the certificate program by a committee within the Statistics Program. It is the responsibility of the student to provide sufficient evidence (syllabus or course description) to waive these courses. If the foundation courses are waived, the student would be required to take two additional courses in the statistics curriculum.
These courses are designed for students with limited background in statistics who want to gain an appreciation of the logic of inference in confidence intervals and hypotheses tests, along with an introduction to basic multivariate approaches of experimental design and regression. These course are currently being taught with JMP software. These courses would not count toward a M.S. in Statistics.
These courses are generally taught with SAS, R, or JMP. STAT 674 exclusively uses SAS. Students would be required to learn to use SAS on their own for these courses. Some of these courses require advanced mathematics and prerequisite courses within the program, as noted above.