# STATISTICS and the DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

*You need not be a mathematical statistician to do good statistical work, but
you will need the guidance of a first class mathematical statistician. A good
engineer, or a good economist, or a good chemist, already has a good start,
because the statistical method is only good science brought up to date by the
recognition that all laws are subject to the variations that occur in nature.
Your study of statistical methods will not displace any other knowledge that
you have; rather, it will extend your knowledge of engineering, chemistry or
economics, and make it more useful.* William Edwards Deming 1944

In 1996 the Department of Statistics was closed and nearly all statistics
courses were transferred to the Department of Mathematics. Although the Board of Regents allowed the University to retain authority to offer degrees in Statistics the programs have not yet been re-established.

## DOCTORAL STUDIES

The PhD degree in Statistics has not yet been re-established, no time table
for doing so has be set

## MASTERS DEGREE

The Masters degree in Statistics has not yet been re-established.

Students interested in graduate study in Statistics currently have two options, they can pursue a degree in Mathematics or a degree in Applied Mathematics . The student might then select Statistics courses as part of their program (including the possiblity of a minor in Statistics, see listing below) and choose a member of the Statistics group as an advisor and dissertation director.

## COMPUTING

## STATISTICS FACULTY

## STATISTICS COURSES

- 160 Introduction to Statistics

- 263 Statistical Methods in the Biological Sciences

- 461 Elements of Statistics

- 466-566 Theory of Statistics

- 509 Statistics for Research

- 561 Regression Analysis

- 562 Time Series

- 567a-567b Theoretical Statistics

- 569 Nonparametric Statistics

- 570 Categorical Data Analysis

- 571 Design and Analysis of Experiments

- 574 Introduction to Geostatistics

Links to Statistics organizations and departments

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