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BS in Statistics: Biostatistics Emphasis
(60–61 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.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : 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; Summer
      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 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.

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      CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or equivalent.
      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:
      MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: BIO 130 & CHEM 105; or PDBIO 120 & CHEM 105; or MMBIO 151 & CHEM 105
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of protein and nucleic acid structure and their function in the context of the classical experiments that have informed our current models of biology at the molecular level.
      NOTE: Chem 105 and Chem 111 can also fulfill the prerequisite requirement; contact advisor.

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      PDBIO 120 : Science of Biology. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 120 : Science of Biology. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: General biology course designed for biological science majors, emphasizing the scientific method, cell theory, biochemical unity, the central dogma, bioenergetics, reproduction, and evolutionary theory.

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  8. Complete one course from the following:
  9. Complete 12 credit hours from the following two lists, with a minimum of 6 hours from list A:
    1. Complete 6 hours from the following:
    2. Complete 6 hours from the following:

    Note: Courses used in List A will not double count in List B.



Recommended Courses

It is strongly recommend that students interested in graduate study in biostatistics include Math 341 and 342 in their elective lists.



*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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