Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Applied Statistics, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Graduate Coordinator: Dr. James Blum

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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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:

  1. An application for graduate admission
  2. All official transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Three letters of recommendation describing the individual’s potential to complete the program
  4. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Certificate Requirements (Minimum 17 Hours)

The program requires a minimum of 17 credit hours for completion, with courses selected from:

  • Courses with the STT prefix numbered 501 or higher
  • The list of approved courses below (or other graduate courses approved on a case-by-case basis by the program coordinator) up to a maximum of 9 hours.

Due to potential similarity of courses and repetition of topics, all course options selected are subject to approval by the program coordinator.

Additional Requirements

The descriptions for statistics courses can be found in the – Course Descriptions  section of this catalogue.

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