Courses for Non-Degree Students

You may enroll in any of our online courses without being formally accepted in our degree program, provided you satisfy the course prerequisites.

The following may be of interest to you if you would like to only take one or two courses:

STAT 301 is an introductory undergraduate statistics course. It requires one semester of college algebra. There is no software requirement.

STAT 511 and STAT 512 are designed for students pursuing graduate study or professional opportunities in other fields who wish to strengthen their statistical training. The courses survey a wide variety of useful techniques at a level suitable for people who need to learn the most important data analysis methods, without requiring a high level of mathematical expertise. At the end of the STAT 511-512 sequence, successful students will have mastered a basic "toolbox" of methods for use in their research programs or workplaces. Students will be able to design experiments, collect data, analyze data using popular statistical software, and interpret the results of the data analysis. They will also be able to check the assumptions on which each analysis depends, and to make appropriate adjustments or select alternative methods of analysis when such assumptions are not satisfied. Two semesters of college-level algebra and an undergraduate statistical course are prerequisites for STAT 511. STAT 512 requires successful completion of STAT 511.

Course descriptions for these and other courses are given on our Course Descriptions site. Please check with Jana Anderson to ensure that you have the math/statistics background needed before signing up for any course.

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Contact the Statistics Department Online Learning Program Office:

Phone: (970) 491-5268

Fax: (970) 491-1084


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Jana Anderson, Director of Online Learning