The Applied Statistics program provides the student with the methods and procedures to properly plan and obtain data for a research project, and then correctly analyze the collected information in order to answer the question motivating the study.
The certificate program is designed for persons wishing to obtain statistical training in order to enhance their current career choice. The coursework provides the student working knowledge of all of the most commonly employed statistical designs, data gathering mechanisms, and training in the use of two different statistical computer packages for data analysis. The focus is always on application and results. Completion of the course work is equivalent to a minor concentration in statistics.