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Statistics Program


TLX10545 Shrum Science Centre, (604) 2913803 Tel, (604) 291-4368 Fax, www.math.sfu.ca/stats

Chair of Statistics and Actuarial Science

C.B. Dean BSc (Sask), MMath, PhD (Wat)

Professors Emeriti

M.A. Stephens BSc (Brist), AM (Harv), PhD (Tor)

C. Villegas Ing Ind (Uruguay)

Associated Faculty within Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

C.B. Dean

J. Graham

R.A. Lockhart

B. McNeney

R.D. Routledge

C. Schwartz

R.R. Sitter

T.B. Swartz

K.L. Weldon

J. Wirch

Senior Lecturer

R. Insley BSc, MSc (Br Col)

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers a program of study within the Faculty of Arts leading to a bachelor of arts with a major or honors in statistics. Students interested in a bachelor of science degree in statistics should see "Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science". in the Faculty of Science section.

The following programs train students not only in the analysis of large data sets, but also in the design and analysis of scientific experiments and sample surveys. These techniques are applied in a broad range of fields. To fully appreciate their application, students will gain advanced training in an area of potential application. To this end, major or honors students complete a minor in a field other than mathematics and statistics. In keeping with the almost universal applicability of statistical methodology, there are no other restrictions on the selection of a minor. Students are encouraged to discuss the selection of a minor with an advisor early in their program.

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

A grade of C- or better in prerequisites for courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is required.

Faculty of Arts Requirements

Students planning to complete a bachelor of arts with a major or honors in statistics must satisfy the Faculty of Arts requirements.

Major Program

A major in statistics requires 120 credit hours, of which at least 65 must be within the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Please see "Bachelor of Arts Degree". for general regulations, breadth requirements, upper division credit, etc.

Students must obtain credit for the following.

a) Lower Division Requirements
Mathematics

Students must complete one of

MATH 151-3 Calculus I

MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences

MATH 157-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences I

plus one of

MATH 152-3 Calculus II

MATH 155-3 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences

MATH 158-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences II

plus both of

MATH 232-3 Elementary Linear Algebra

MATH 251-3 Calculus III

Statistics

Students must complete both of

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

STAT 280-3 Applied Probability Models

Computing Science

Students must complete one of

CMPT 100-3 Software Packages and Programming

CMPT 101-4 Introduction to Computer Programming

CMPT 102-3 Introduction to Scientific Computer Programming

b) Upper Division Requirements
Mathematics and Computing Science

Students must complete

MACM 316-3 Numerical Analysis I

Probability and Statistics

Students must complete all of

STAT 330-3 Introduction to Statistical Inference

STAT 350-3 Linear Models in Applied Statistics

STAT 402-3 Generalized Linear and Nonlinear Modelling

STAT 410-3 Statistical Analysis of Sample Surveys

STAT 430-3 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

STAT 450-3 Statistical Theory

c) Minor Program

Students are also required to complete a minor in another discipline other than mathematics or statistics. The certificate in actuarial mathematics may be used to fulfil this requirement.

d) Faculty of Arts Requirements

Faculty of Arts requirements stipulate that at least three other upper division courses be taken in mathematics, statistics, actuarial mathematics or mathematics/computing science. See a department advisor before selecting these courses. STAT 340, 420 and 460 are recommended. Neither STAT 301 nor 302 may be used to fulfil this requirement.

Honors Program

This bachelor of arts program requires 132 credit hours, of which at least 65 must be within the Faculty of Arts and Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Please see "Bachelor of Arts Degree". concerning general regulations, breadth requirements, upper division credit and other requirements. In addition to the requirements for a major, candidates for a statistics honors must obtain credit for the following.

e) Additional Mathematics Requirements

Students must complete all of

MATH 242-3 Introduction to Analysis

MATH 320-3 Advanced Calculus of One Variable

MATH 322-3 Complex Variables

plus one of

MATH 332-3 Introduction to Applied Algebraic Systems

MATH 339-3 Groups and Symmetry

MATH 438-3 Linear Algebra

f) Additional Statistics Requirements

Students must complete both of

STAT 420-3 Non-Parametric Statistics

STAT 460-3 Decision Analysis and Bayesian Inference

Minor Program

Statistics minor program requirements are listed in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (page 209) in the Faculty of Science section.

Extended Minor Program

According to faculty regulations, an extended minor must contain the lower division requirements for a major program, plus the upper division requirements for a minor. At least seven upper division hours counted toward this requirement must be taken at Simon Fraser University. For a statistics extended minor, students complete all course requirements for a minor plus

STAT 280-3 Applied Probability Models

and one of

CMPT 100-3 Software Packages and Programming

CMPT 101-4 Introduction to Computer Programming

CMPT 102-3 Introduction to Scientific Computer Programming



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