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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "STAT-Statistics and Probability"

STAT - Statistics and Probability

STAT 100 Elementary Statistics and Probability (3) Prerequisite: MATH112, MATH110, MATH113, or MATH115; or permission of CMNS-Mathematics department. Restriction: Must not have completed MATH111; or must not have completed any MATH or STAT course with a prerequisite of MATH141. Credit only granted for: STAT100 or MATH111. Simplest tests of statistical hypotheses; applications to before-and-after and matched pair studies. Events, probability, combinations, independence. Binomial probabilities, confidence limits. Random variables, expected values, median, variance. Tests based on ranks. Law of large numbers, normal approximation. Estimates of mean and variance.

STAT 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have learning proposal approved by the CMNS-Mathematics Department.

STAT 400 Applied Probability and Statistics I (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH131; or MATH141; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: BMGT231, ENEE324, or STAT400. Additional information: Not acceptable toward graduate degrees in MATH/STAT/AMSC. Random variables, standard distributions, moments, law of large numbers and central limit theorem. Sampling methods, estimation of parameters, testing of hypotheses.

STAT 401 Applied Probability and Statistics II (3) Prerequisite: STAT400. Additional information: Not acceptable toward graduate degrees in MATH/STAT/AMSC. Point estimation - unbiased and consistent estimators. Interval estimation. Minimum variance and maximum likelihood estimators. Testing of hypotheses. Regression, correlation and analysis of variance. Sampling distributions. Elements of non-parametric methods.

STAT 410 Introduction to Probability Theory (3) Prerequisite: MATH240 and MATH241. Also offered as: SURV410. Credit only granted for: STAT410 or SURV410. Probability and its properties. Random variables and distribution functions in one and several dimensions. Moments. Characteristic functions. Limit theorems.

STAT 420 Introduction to Statistics (3) Prerequisite: SURV410 or STAT410. Also offered as: SURV420. Credit only granted for: STAT420 or SURV420. Point estimation, sufficiency, completeness, Cramer-Rao inequality, maximum likelihood. Confidence intervals for parameters of normal distribution. Hypothesis testing, most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests. Chi-square tests, analysis of variance, regression, correlation. Nonparametric methods.

STAT 430 Introduction to Statistical Computing with SAS (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in STAT400. Descriptive and inferential statistics. SAS software: numerical and graphical data summaries; merging, sorting and splitting data sets. Least squares, regression, graphics and informal diagnostics, interpreting results. Categorical data, lifetime data, time series. Applications to engineering, life science, business and social science.

STAT 440 Sampling Theory (3) Prerequisite: STAT401 or STAT420. Also offered as: SURV440. Credit only granted for: STAT440 or SURV440. Simple random sampling. Sampling for proportions. Estimation of sample size. Sampling with varying probabilities. Sampling: stratified, systematic, cluster, double, sequential, incomplete.

STAT 464 Introduction to Biostatistics (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed one semester of calculus. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Additional information: Not acceptable toward degrees in MATH/STAT. Probabilistic models. Sampling. Some applications of probability in genetics. Experimental designs. Estimation of effects of treatments. Comparative experiments. Fisher-Irwin test. Wilcoxon tests for paired comparisons.

STAT 470 Actuarial Mathematics (3) Prerequisite: MATH240 and MATH241. Recommended: STAT400. Major mathematical ideas involved in calculation of life insurance premiums, including compound interest and present valuation of future income streams; probability distribution and expected values derived from life tables; the interpolation of probability distributions from values estimated at one-year multiples; the 'Law of Large Numbers' describing the regular probabilistic behavior of large populations of independent individuals; and the detailed calculation of expected present values arising in insurance problems.

STAT 498 Selected Topics in Statistics (1-6) Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Mathematics department. Repeatable to 16 credits. Topics of special interest to advanced undergraduate students will be offered occasionally under the general guidance of the MATH/STAT major committee. Students register for reading in statistics under this number.

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