Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Statistics Undergraduate Certificate

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Coordinator: Joshua French Ph.D.

Telephone: 303-315-1709


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Please click here  to see Mathematical and Statistical Sciences department information.

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.
  • The certificate can be declared by contacting the Director of Statistical Programs.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 13 credits hours.
  2. All credits for the certificate must be taken at the upper division level (3000-level and above).
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of B-(2.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. 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.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Students must be enrolled in one course per year to maintain their status in the certificate program.
  2. Certificates must be completed within 3 years from matriculation.


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

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