The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in applied statistics for public administrators, business and industry professionals, students and others who perceive a need for training in the proper use of statistical methodology. The program allows for a balance between the technical and practical aspects of statistical applications, along with perspectives on reporting results to a variety of potential audiences. The overall objective of the certificate program is to give working professionals the necessary skills to ensure their data-based inferences and decisions are based on sound statistical principles. Students may participate in the applied statistics certificate program in conjunction with other UNCW graduate degree programs.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in this country, or its equivalent from a foreign institution based on a four-year program, and have a strong overall academic record with a “B” average or better on courses prerequisite to statistical methodology. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:
An application for graduate admission
All official transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate)
Three letters of recommendation describing the individual‘s potential to complete the program.
The program requires 17 or 18 credit hours for completion. Students must complete a minimum of fifteen hours from graduate courses containing a substantial degree of statistical theory or application, at least twelve of which are from courses offered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The remaining hours may include another three hour graduate course or a two hour research project STT 596. The course options selected are subject to approval by the program coordinator.
In addition to the above courses, other graduate courses containing a substantial amount of statistical application or theory may also be included in the plan of study, subject to the approval of the program coordinator.
The descriptions for statistics courses can be found in the – Course Descriptions section of this catalogue.