Certificate Program: Schedule and Curriculum

CERTIFICATE IN BIOSTATISTICS: REQUIREMENTS

To earn the Certificate in Biostatistics, students must complete 15 credits worth of core coursework. The minimum prerequisites are Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and a college-level statistics course. Alternative combinations of coursework and/or experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Each student will be paired with an academic advisor with whom they will work to design a custom curriculum and plan for completion.  The Certificate is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

Below are examples of how the curriculum can be set up. 

Note:
The actual curriculum will be designed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an academic advisor.
 

Possible schedule for (full-time) Certificate in Biostatistics

Year 1, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 510: Probability and Sampling (3 credits)
BIST 511: Statistical Inference (3 credits)
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (3 credits)

Year 1, Semester 2  (Spring):
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
BIST 919: Independent Study (1 credit)
One Elective (chosen from):
          ♦ BIST 514: Linear Models and Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
          ♦ BIST 532: Machine Learning for Bioinformatics (3 credits)
          ♦ BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials (3 credits)

Possible schedule for (part-time) Certificate in Biostatistics

Year 1, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 510: Probability and Sampling (3 credits)
BIST 511: Statistical Inference (3 credits)

Year 1, Semester 2  (Spring):
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)

Year 2, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (2 credits)
BIST 919: Independent Study (1 credit)

Year 2, Semester 2  (Spring):
One Elective (chosen from):
          ♦ BIST 514: Linear Models and Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
          ♦ BIST 532: Machine Learning for Bioinformatics (3 credits)
          ♦ BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials (3 credits)

 

CERTIFICATE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY: REQUIREMENTS

To earn the Certificate in Epidemiology, students must complete 15 credits worth of core coursework. The minimum prerequisite is one college-level statistics course.  Each student will be paired with an academic advisor with whom they will work to design a custom   curriculum and plan for completion. The Certificate is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

Below are examples of how the curriculum can be set up. 

Note:
The actual curriculum will be designed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an academic advisor.
 

Possible Schedule for (full-time) Certificate in Epidemiology

Year 1, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (2 credits)
BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
One Elective (chosen from):
     ♦ TBIO 545: Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
     ♦ BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials (3 credits; subject to instructor’s approval/appropriate prerequisites)
     ♦ BIST 545: Quantitative Data Analysis & Reporting (3 credits)

Year 1, Semester 2  (Spring):
BIST 505: Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)
One Elective (chosen from):
      ♦ BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
      ♦ BIST 5xx: Applied Biostatistics (3 credits)
      ♦ BIST 919: Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Possible Schedule for (part-time) Certificate in Epidemiology

Year 1, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (2 credits)
BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)

Year 1, Semester 2  (Spring):
BIST 505: Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)

Year 2, Semester 1  (Fall):
BIST 545: Quantitative Data Analysis & Reporting (3 credits)

Year 2, Semester 2  (Spring):
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
BIST 919: Independent Study (2 credits)