Semester Conversion

Programs

The Program Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Statistics and Biostatistics contains degree program information under semesters with transition plans.  See Description of Programs page for details.

Courses

Course Catalog (semester version)

Quarter to Semester Course Conversion Information

Bridge Course and Transition Information

The Department has developed the following transition plans for courses taught as sequences under quarters.  For more detailed information, please contact the faculty members listed in the descriptions below.

Stat 420/421: “Introduction to Mathematical Statistics”

Stat 4201 (4 semester hours, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I) replaces Stat 420 (5 quarter hours, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I).

Stat 4201 covers material that was not previously covered in Stat 420 including the sampling distribution of the mean in finite populations, the chi- square distribution, and the t and F distributions. These topics are important for Stat 4202.

Stat 4202 (4 semester hours, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II) replaces Stat 421 (5 quarter hours, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II).  Stat 4201 covers material on statistical inference that was not previously covered in Stat 421 including decision theory (2 lectures), regression analysis (5 lectures), and the design and analysis of experiments (2 lectures). Some of the existing material in Stat 421 has been condensed.

Transition Policy

In the first two years under semesters the content of Stat 4202 will be slightly altered so that students who have taken Stat 420 but not Stat 421 can take Stat 4202 without the need for a bridge course.

Questions?

If you are an undergraduate student minoring in Statistics, or are considering this minor, we suggest that you contact the undergraduate studies coordinator (undergradinfo@stat.osu.edu) to discuss your course selections.

Stat 427/428: “Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences”

The original Stat 427, 428 sequence will be converted into three different offerings (Stat 3450, 3460 and 3470), each of which will be of interest to different engineering departments.  Students should check with their department to see which version of the converted course sequence is required for their major.  All three courses teach methods of statistical inference and thus satisfy the General Education (GE) requirement in Data Analysis. 

For the conversion to Stat 3470, the courses Stat 427, 428 are merged into a single 3-hour course covering probability, distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear regression. Due to the loss of a semester credit hour, some of the material on distribution theory is omitted or condensed. 

For the conversion to Stat 3460, the courses Stat 427, 428 are again merged into a single 3-hour course. Compared with Stat 3470, further material on distributions is omitted or condensed, whereas material on block designs and fractional factorial experiments is added. 

For the conversion to Stat 3450, the courses Stat 427, 428 are merged into a single 2-hour course. Compared with Stat 3460, material on functions of random variables, tests for proportions, and linear regression is omitted.

Transition Policy

The bridge course Stat 4288 (a 2-hour course) will provide a transition mechanism for students who have taken Stat 427 but not Stat 428 under quarters.  Detailed information about the bridge course will soon be made available here.

The first offering of Stat 4288 will be in the Autumn 2012 semester.

Questions?

Engineering students with questions about whether to take Stat 3450, 3460 or 3470 should check with their department to see which course their program requires.

Stat 528/529/530:  “Data Analysis”

Stat 528 and two thirds of the material of Stat 529 (the two sample problem and analysis of variance) will become the 4-hour semester course Stat 5301 (Intermediate Data Analysis I). The remainder of the material in Stat 529 and the material of Stat 530 will become the 3-hour semester course Stat 5302 (Intermediate Data Analysis II)

Transition Policy

The bridge course Stat 5299 (a 2-hour course) will provide a transition mechanism for students who have taken Stat 528 but not Stat 529 under quarters.  Detailed information about the bridge course will soon be made available here.

The first offering of Stat 5299 will be in the Autumn 2012 semester.

Questions?

If you are an undergraduate student minoring in Statistics, or are considering this minor, we suggest that you contact the undergraduate studies coordinator (undergradinfo@stat.osu.edu) to discuss your course selections.

If you are a graduate student minoring in Statistics, or are consindering this minor, we suggest that you contact the department’s graduate minor program at gradminor@stat.osu.edu.

Stat 620/621/622: “Statistical Theory”

Students who have taken some but not all of the 620/621/622 sequence under quarters and are required to take the corresponding Stat 6801/6802 sequence under semesters should contact the Graduate Studies Chair in Statistics (gradinfo@stat.osu.edu) for transition information.