Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Statistics Undergraduate Certificate


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There is a growing need for qualified statistical analysts of the ever-increasing amounts of data collected in business, industry, and government. The Certificate in Applied Statistics program is designed to give students a strong background in statistical methodology and data analysis in preparation for opportunities in the workforce or for graduate studies.

Students will gain competence in such topics as descriptive statistics, estimation, confidence intervals, probability and inferential techniques, simple and multiple regression, analysis of variance, and more advanced topics. Students can focus on a particular application area such as economics, psychology, sociology, geology or environmental science through the choice of an elective course and the data analysis project.

Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Admission requirements: Completion of calculus 1, 2 and 3 as well as linear algebra, each at a B- or above. Students enrolled in the certificate program will be expected to utilize concepts from calculus and linear algebra without the use of technology, e.g., evaluation of limits, derivatives and integrals.
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General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

Four courses and a 1 hour independent study are required as detailed below.

  • One fundamental course in probability from:

  • (recommended)

    A fundamental course in mathematical statistics:


    An advanced applications course:


    One elective from:

  • Any statistics course in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the 4000 level or higher (must be pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator). MATH 4830 cannot apply toward the certificate.

    Project requirement

    An independent data analysis project is required with a report and presentation to demonstrate proficiency with data analysis techniques and a statistical computing software package. Enroll for one hour of MATH 4840, Independent Study, or in an equivalent course pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator.


    Additional requirements

    1. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above in certificate courses with no credit given for courses with grades below B-.
    2. Since a certificate is a University of Colorado Denver certification of a student’s specialized knowledge in an advanced subject area, all courses in the certificate program are expected to be taken in residency at the University of Colorado Denver.
    3. Students much be enrolled in one course per year to maintain their status in the certificate program.
    4. Certificates must be completed within 3 years from matriculation.