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2013 - 2014

BS in Statistics: Statistical Science Emphasis
(55 hours*)


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  1. No more than three hours of credit below C- is allowed in major courses.
  2. Complete the following preparation core courses:
  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.

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      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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      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.

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      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.

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      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 21 credit hours from the following, with at least 15 from the statistics list:
  7. Note: Students may count up to 3 hours of internship credit from Stat 496R toward fulfilling this requirement. Check with an advisor to learn more.



Recommended Courses

    We strongly recommend that students interested in graduate study in statistics choose electives to prepare for the BYU BS/MS statistics integrated program by meeting with the statistics graduate coordinator.


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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