# Prerequisites

A base in Statistics, Mathematics, or Biology is preferred for incoming students; however, the Professional Science Masters in Biostatistics is open to any undergraduate experience such as Psychology, Business, Engineering, Economics, and Education. Candidates without sufficient relevant background experience may satisfy deficiencies with appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses, as recommended by a faculty advisor in the program and approved by the Biostatistics Admissions Committee and the Program Director.

Note:  The equivalent to these specific courses at another 4 year institution are also acceptable by the program.

STA 216 Intermediate Applied Statistics (required or equivalent)

Project-oriented introduction to major statistical techniques using a statistical package such as SAS or SPSS. Hypothesis testing, {t-test}, multivariate regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, chi-square tests, non-parametric statistics.
Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: STA 215 or STA 312.
Credits: 3

At least one more undergraduate statistics course:

STA 310 - Introduction to Biostatistics
STA 311 - Introduction to Survey Sampling
STA 312 - Probability and Statistics
STA 314 - Statistical Quality Methods
STA 315 - Design of Experiments
STA 317 - Nonparametric Statistical Analysis
STA 318 - Statistical Computing
STA 319 - Statistics Project
STA 321 - Applied Regression Analysis

CIS 162:  Computer Science I

Introduction to programming and computer science through lab and lecture. Simple and structured data types and program control structures. Problem analysis, algorithm design, and computer implementation using a high-level language. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: MTH 110 or MTH 122 or MTH 201.

Credits: 4

MTH 201: Calculus I

A development of the fundamental concepts of calculus using graphical, numerical, and analytic methods with algebraic and trigonometric functions of a single variable. Limits and continuity, derivatives, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications of derivatives and integrals. Please see the Mathematics program for placement test details. Fulfills Mathematical Sciences Foundation.
Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: (MTH 122 and MTH 123), or placement into MTH 201 via the calculus readiness test.
Credits: 5