Dr. Chris Carolan
The Statistics programs offered by the Department of Mathematics are the B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics, B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics, the undergraduate minor in statistics, the graduate Minor in Statistics and the graduate certificate in statistics.
Undergraduate students completing Mathematics 3308, Mathematical Statistics II, and Mathematics 5031, Applied Statistical Analysis, obtain the core statistics background for graduate work in statistics or jobs in actuarial science or other fields requiring training in statistics as well as mathematics. For preparation for graduate work in mathematical statistics, Mathematics 5801, Probability Theory, is also recommended. Mathematics 4201, Introduction to Stochastic Processes, and Mathematics 5132, Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research, are among the electives offered to students interested in statistics.
Many other useful applied statistics courses are available at East Carolina University, including Computer Science 5774 and courses in the Biostatistics, Decision Sciences and Economics Departments.
Graduate students begin their study of statistics with Mathematics 5801, Probability Theroy and 6802, Statistical Inference. Courses in the linear model, stochastic processes and other topics are available when there is adequate demand. Mathematics 5031 does not count toward the mathematics concentration of the M.A. in Mathematics, but it is a good introduction to applied statistics for graduate students.