Undergraduate Stat Courses

In addition to the courses approved for the Core Curriculum, we offer the following statistics courses.

STAT 285 -- Topics in Statistics
Special topics in statistics that are accessible to non-mathematics majors, as student and faculty interest demands. Syllabus is available each time the class is offered. Interested students should contact the department chairperson or the course instructor before registering. May be taken more than once for credit with a different topic.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Offered: On demand (Variable credit)

STAT 301 -- Probability and Statistics I
Introduction to descriptive statistics and probability theory. A survey of the most common probability distributions. One sample confidence intervals and hypothesis tests.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 172
Offered: Every Fall and Spring (4 credits)

STAT 302 -- Probability and Statistics II
Survey of one and two sample hypothesis tests, ANOVA, simple linear regression, and statistical computing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in STAT 301
Offered: Every Spring (3 credits)

STAT 330 -- Statistical Packages 
Consideration of statistical packages available at Radford University. Topics include accessing the system, editing, describing data sets via summary statistics and graphical displays, testing hypotheses in the normal theory one and two sample cases, simple linear regression and correlation. SAS, SPSS, JMP and/or R are studied.
Prerequisites: STAT 200 or 301
Offered: Every Spring (3 credits)

STAT 420 -- Modern Regression Analysis
Fundamental concepts in modern regression diagnostics. Choice of best subset model using cross validation methods. Study of collinearity and methods for combating collinearity. Use of residuals in regression diagnostics.  Detection of high influence data points.  Use of modern computer software.
Prerequisites: STAT 302
Offered: Every Fall (3 credits)

STAT 421 -- Design of Experiments
Theory of analysis of variance and covariance; fixed and random effects models; completely randomized design; randomized complete block design, Latin square design, factorial experiments, split-plot design and response surface design.
Prerequisites: STAT 302
Offered: Every Spring (3 credits)

STAT 480 -- Topics in Advancd Statistics
Special topics in statistics, as student and faculty interest demands; syllabus is available each time the course is offered. Interested students should contact the department chairperson and the course instructor before registering. Note: May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Offered: On demand (Variable credit)

STAT 488 -- Final Honors Project
Topics in statistics determined by the student, the faculty member with whom the student works and the department. In order to receive honors credit, a student must earn a grade of A or B for the final project.
Prerequisites: Major in mathematics, enrollment in the Honors Academy, completion of all other Honors Academy requirements, a minimum 3.5 GPA in all courses and in mathematics and statistics, senior standing
Offered: On demand (2-3 credits)

STAT 498 -- Independent Study in Statistics
Topics to be decided by the instructor and the student.
Offered: On demand (1-6 credits)

STAT 499 -- Internship in Statistics
Applications of theory learned in the classroom to real-world statistical problems in a professional setting. Provides a platform for building teamwork skills and solving interdisciplinary problems.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, at least a 2.5 GPA overall, at least a 2.5 GPA in mathematics and statistics and permission of instructor.
Offered: On demand (1-6 credits)