2004-2005 UAF Catalog | ||
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Statistics College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits Statistics is a collection of methods and theories used to make decisions or estimate unknown quantities from incomplete information. Statistical techniques are useful, for example, in estimating plant, animal and mineral abundances; forecasting social, political and economic trends; planning field plot experiments in agriculture; performing clinical trials in medical research; and maintaining quality control in industry. Employment opportunities are excellent for statisticians in many of these areas. The M.S. degree program in statistics builds upon UAF’s strength in the sciences and our setting in Alaska by introducing a strong quantitative alternative or supplement to existing programs. The curriculum is built around four statistics core courses and flexibility in selection of elective courses. The core courses are designed to blend mathematical statistics course work typical of most M.S. programs in statistics with real applications. We believe this blending provides a substantial improvement in the graduate’s skills. Graduates of this program could be labeled quantitative biologists, biometricians, quantitative geologists, geostatisticians, or mathematical statisticians depending upon their specific course work. In addition, this program prepares individuals for Ph.D. level work in statistics or their area of application. The statistics program is administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
* Examples of courses for
specific areas of concentration include: Wildlife WLF 621,
625; Fisheries FISH 601, 602, 621, 622, 625; mathematics MATH 641, 660
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