Statistics Certificate

This Statistics Certificate program is suitable for students preparing for a career in industrial mathematics, biostatistics, statistics, business or economics. The Statistics Certificate Program may also appeal to high-school teachers of Science and Mathematics. Courses are taught by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. All courses are for credit and can be transferred into the major in Statistics once a student is admitted into an undergraduate degree-seeking program.

Total Number of Courses 6
Total Number of Credit Hours 18 credit hours
Recommended Start Terms

Students can begin this certificate with either the Fall (August) or Spring (January) semester. To see how quickly you could finish this certificate view our Course Rotation schedule.

Quickest Time to Complete 4 semesters (20 months)
Schedule Format Courses offered during the day within the 16 week semester.
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Certificate 2 courses / 6 credit hours
Course Locations Lakeshore Campus –
1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions

2015-2016 Academic Year
2016-2017 Academic Year

Certificate Requirements

STAT 303 SAS Programming & Applied Statistics

Choose One Pair of Classes:

  • MATH 161 Calculus I and MATH 162 Calculus II
  • MATH 131 Applied Calculus and MATH 132 Applied Calculus II

Choose One:

  • STAT 203 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • STAT 335 Introduction to Biostatistics

Choose One Pair of Classes:

  • STAT 304 Introduction to Probability and STAT 305 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 307 Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments and STAT 308 Applied Regression Analysis

Pre-requisites to the certificate:

  • Math Placement Test or Math 118
  • BIOL 201 (Only if student is completing STAT 335)

Course Descriptions

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