# Statistics

## 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. CAS MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: \$3100

Summer 1 seven-week course (May 16-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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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. CAS MA 115 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: \$3100

Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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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. CAS MA 116 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 116, CAS MA 214, or CAS MA 614. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: \$3100

Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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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. Students learn to answer questions such as how can a pollster use a sample to predict the uncertainty of an election? Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: \$3100

Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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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, CAS MA 214, or CAS MA 614. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: \$3100

Summer 2 (July 6-August 15)

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