Statistics

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College of Arts & Sciences

Elementary Statistics

CAS MA 113

Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications are in the social sciences and students will be able to understand the basics of using a sample to predict uncertainty. Primarily for students in the social sciences who require a one-semester introduction to statistics; others should consider CAS MA 115 or MA 213. MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

Seven-week course (July 1-August 16)

Summer 2 Section OL: Only for first year students who entered BU as of Fall 2018. As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU scholarship may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients who first enrolled at BU during the 2018/2019 academic year. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Statistics I

CAS MA 115

Numerical and graphical summaries of univariate and bivariate data. Basic probability, random variables, binomial distribution, normal distribution. One-sample statistical inference for normal means and binomial probabilities. Primarily for students in the social sciences with limited mathematics preparation. MA 115 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Statistics II

CAS MA 116

Prereq: (CAS MA 115) or equivalent. Introduces basic statistical modeling techniques. One- or two- sample inference for unknown means, proportions and variances, categorical data analysis, introduction to design of experiments and analysis of variance, analysis of simple and multiple linear regression models, non- parametric methods. MA 116 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 116, MA 214, or MA 614. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Basic Statistics and Probability

CAS MA 213

Prereq: good background in high school algebra. Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and p-values. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Applied Statistics

CAS MA 214

Prereq: (CAS MA 213) or consent of instructor. Inference about proportions, goodness of fit, student's t-distribution, tests for normality; two-sample comparisons, regression and correlation, tests for linearity and outliers, residual analysis, contingency tables, analysis of variance. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 116, MA 214, or MA 614. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Probability

CAS MA 581

Prereq: (CAS MA 225 or CAS MA 230) or consent of instructor. Basic probability, conditional probability, independence. Discrete and continuous random variables, mean and variance, functions of random variables, moment generating function. Jointly distributed random variables, conditional distributions, independent random variables. Methods of transformations, law of large numbers, central limit theorem. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 381. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Mathematical Statistics

CAS MA 582

Prereq: (CAS MA 581 or CAS MA 381). Point estimation including unbiasedness, efficiency, consistency, sufficiency, minimum variance unbiased estimator, Rao-Blackwell theorem, and Rao-Cramer inequality. Maximum likelihood and method of moment estimations; interval estimation; tests of hypothesis, uniformly most powerful tests, uniformly most powerful unbiased tests, likelihood ratio test, and chi-square test. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Metropolitan College

Foundations of Analytics with R

MET CS 544

Prereq: (MET CS546 and (MET CS520 or MET CS521)) or equivalent knowledge, or instructor's consent. Provides students with the mathematical and practical background required in the field of data analytics. Starting with an introduction to probability and statistics, the R tool is introduced for statistical computing and graphics. Different types of data are investigated along with data summarization techniques and plotting. Data populations using discrete, continuous, and multivariate distributions are explored. Errors during measurements and computations are analyzed in the course. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing topics are also examined. The concepts covered in the course are demonstrated using R. Laboratory Course. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MET CS 546

Prereq: academic background that includes the material covered in a standard course on college algebra or instructor's consent. Provides Computer Information Systems students with the mathematical fundamentals required for successful quantitative analysis of problems in the field of business computing. The first part of the course introduces the mathematical prerequisites for understanding probability and statistics. Topics include combinatorial mathematics, functions, and the fundamentals of differentiation and integration. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of elementary probability theory, and discrete and continuous distributions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

This course can be taken either on campus (section C1) or as an eLive offering (section EL). The C1 section meets on campus every Monday throughout the twelve weeks. The EL section meets on campus on five Mondays and online during the intervening weeks.

Twelve-week course (May 20-August 5)

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SAS with Statistical Applications

MET MA 603

Prereq: (MET MA 214 or CAS MA 214). Offers a unified and in-depth coverage of the statistical computer package SAS and its statistical applications. Topics include the language of SAS, data formatting, creating and storing SAS data sets, file manipulations, macro procedure, and graphics. Also included are procedures for statistical techniques selected from analysis of variance, regression, factor analysis, scoring, and categorical data analysis. Several large data sets are used as case studies emphasizing hands-on experience with SAS for Windows. Laboratory course. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Twelve-week course (May 23-August 8)

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