# MSU Billings Course Descriptions

## STAT - Statistics

* STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts

[formerly STAT 141 Introduction to Statistics]

3 cr. Prerequisite: M 088 or equivalent. (F, Sp, Su)  Introduces the basic ideas of modern statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference.

* STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics

[formerly STAT 241 Statistical Methods]

4 cr. Prerequisite: M 088 or equivalent. (F, Sp, Su)  Covers descriptive techniques, probability distributions, and statistical inference of one and two sample tests and associated confidence intervals for means and proportions and linear regression.  Introduces statistical analysis using technology.

STAT 217 Intermediate Statistical Concepts

[formerly STAT 242 Statistical Methods II]

4 cr. Prerequisite: STAT 216Covers one and two sample tests and associated confidence intervals for means and proportions; one-way analysis of variance; F-tests; multiple comparisons; correlation; contingency tables; and distribution-free methods.  Emphasizes statistical analysis using the computer.

STAT 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly STAT 292 Seminar]

V1-3 cr.  Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Statistics.

STAT 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly STAT 293 Workshop]

V1-8 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of statistics.

STAT 341 Introduction to Probability & Statistics

[formerly STAT/MATH 341 Probability]

4 cr. Prerequisite: M 273. (F)  Covers discrete and continuous random variables, moment generating functions, statistical inference, and methods of estimation.  Topics may vary from year to year.

STAT 492 Independent Study

[formerly STAT 491 Independent Study]

V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department chairperson.  Provides outstanding students an individual opportunity to explore material not covered by regular statistics courses.

STAT 494 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly STAT 492 Seminar]

V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: mathematics major or minor, or consent of instructor.  Investigates intensively topics pertinent to the area of Statistics.

STAT 494 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly STAT 493 Workshop]

V1-3 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Statistics.