MA 285 - Applied Statistics
(3 cr.) This introductory statistics course is intended primarily for students majoring in mathematics, especially those who plan to become high school mathematics teachers or actuaries. Emphasis is on using statistics to answer questions in the physical and social sciences. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, analysis of variance, chi-square tests and non-parametric methods. Students also learn about time series analysis and forecasting--topics that are important for actuaries. Students are required to analyze real data sets using EXCEL, SAS, SPSS or similar computer programs. Students are not allowed to receive credit for more than one of the following courses: MA 206, MA 275 and MA 285. Prerequisite: MA 141, MA 141, MA 141H or MA 151; Minimum grade C-; Every Year, Spring

Spring 2016