Applied Statistics Minor

The rush is on for data scientists who can mine data and discover the wealth that it contains. Data scientists in applied statistics collect, organize, display, analyze and infer from data. Applied statistics is doing what counts!

Why CBU?

At CBU, you will work side-by-side with full-time professors with real world experience. Using state-of-the-art computers and software, you will analyze local and global life-changing issues and apply your results to save lives and help people.

Career Opportunities

  1. Statistician - Develop or apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, and interpret numerical data to provide usable information.
  2. Cost Estimator - Collect and analyze data to estimate the resources required for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services.
  3. Operations Research Analyst – Use advanced methods of analysis to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions.
  4. Financial Analyst - Provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions by assessing the performance investments.
  5. Survey Researcher - Design or conduct surveys and analyze survey data.

Links

  1. https://vimeo.com/99284253
  2. http://www.amstat.org/
  3. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/statisticians.htm
  4. http://thisisstatistics.org/
  5. http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/statistics/

Lower Division Requirements

MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT245-D
Erickson, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-E
Erickson, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
MAT245-B
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/09/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
MAT245-D
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/09/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
MAT245-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/09/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
MAT245-B
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/09/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, infinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, indeterminate forms, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 252
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM BUS 252
MAT255-C
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
MAT255-D
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B219
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
01/09/2018 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM TBA
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
01/09/2018 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TBA
MAT255-C
Sill, Michael R.
01/09/2018 T 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

STA205 Applied Linear Regression

This course represents a basic concepts and methodology course in regression analysis using application of general linear regression models to real-life situations. Case studies are used to give practice in diagnosing practical problems, deciding on appropriate models, and knowing which inferential technique will answer the researcher’s questions for the purposes of description and prediction. Regression models and model building typical of problems used in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and health sciences, and many other disciplines are covered. Prerequisite: STA 144. (3 units; Spring even years)

STA205-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

STA210 Statistical Computing I

An introduction to data mining, management and statistical programming techniques using comprehensive and widely available tools like SAGE, SPSS, SAS and R. Students learn exploratory data analysis, coding and manipulation of variables, database management applying statistical concepts. Modeling and simulation experiments on a variety of applied data sets. Prerequisites: STA 144. (3 units; Fall odd years)

STA210-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B222

Upper Division Requirements

MAT353 Probability & Statistics

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

MAT353-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 103

STA303 Research & Experimental Design

This course studies experimental designs with corresponding models and analyses critical for students in the empirical sciences. Course topics include estimation, test of hypothesis, analysis of variance and a variety of topics in experimental design. Decisions and practical considerations which minimize experimental error and avoid confounding results are dealt with in real life contexts. Prerequisite: STA 144. (3 units; Fall odd years)

STA303-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 106

STA305 Sampling & Survey Methodology

Sampling theory and practice are presented in this course through a study of simple random samples, stratified random samples, cluster sampling, estimating sample size, ratio estimates, subsampling, two-state sampling and analysis of sampling error. This is a critical course for students in education and the social, medical, biological and management sciences where sampling is a fundamental step in virtually every statistical procedure and critical to meaningful survey research. (3 units, Fall even years)

STA310 Mathematical Statistics I

The first semester of a two-semester course providing a systematic development of the theories of probability and statistics. Students learn and use fundamental concepts of probability models, random variables and their distributions, reduction of data, estimation, testing of hypotheses, univariate normal inference, and statistical decision theory. The first semester is required for BA and BS statistics majors of all concentrations. Prerequisite: MAT 353. (3 units; Fall even years)