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2012 - 2013

BS in Statistics: Biostatistics Emphasis
(59–62 hours*)


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  1. No more than three hours of D credit is allowed in major courses.
  2. Complete the following preparation core courses:
      MATH 112 : Calculus 1. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 and 111 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Differential and integral calculus: limits; continuity; the derivative and applications; extrema; the definite integral; fundamental theorem of calculus; L'Hopital's rule.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Calculus 1.
      Course Outcomes



      MATH 113 : Calculus 2. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 112 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Techniques and applications of integration; sequences, series, convergence tests, power series; parametric equations; polar coordinates.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Complete one course from the following:
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
      Course Outcomes



      STAT 151 : Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 151 : Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 113.
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; conditional probability; Bayes' Theorem; conjugate distributions: Beta-binomial, Poisson-gamma, normal-normal; Gibbs sampling.

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      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112; or MATH 119
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; probability, random variables, common discrete and continuous random variables, central limit theorem; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; completely randomized experiments; factorial experiments.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 301 : Statistics and Probability for Secondary Educators. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 301 : Statistics and Probability for Secondary Educators. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 113
      DESCRIPTION: Statistics and probability, emphasizing secondary-specific curriculum. Principles of counting, probability distributions, density functions, graphical methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, computer package.

      Course Outcomes



      Note: Students who have passed the AP statistics exam or an introductory statistics course should not take Stat 121.
  4. Complete the following statistics core courses:
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
      NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

      Course Outcomes


      CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 110
      RECOMMENDED: High school chemistry, physics, and introductory calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math 112.
      DESCRIPTION: Stoichiometry, kinetic-molecular theory, thermodynamics, states of matter, solutions and equilibria, electrochemistry, structure and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics.
      NOTE: Tutorial included.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Chemistry.
      Course Outcomes



  7. Complete the following:
  8. Complete one course from the following:
  9. Complete 15 credit hours from the following:


Recommended Courses

Students interested in graduate study in biostatistics are strongly recommended to choose electives to prepare for the BYU BS/MS statistics integrated program by meeting with the statistics graduate coordinator. Electives that prepare for graduate study in biostatistics include Stat 341, 342, Math 341, 342.



*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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