The graduate interdisciplinary specialization (GIS) provides graduate students with access to interdisciplinary study and provides formal recognition of such study on the student's transcript. A graduate interdisciplinary specialization involves two or more graduate programs outside the student's major graduate program. More information is available from the Graduate School.
GIS programs involving Statistics Department faculty and students are:
GIS in College and University Teaching
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (GIS) in College and University Teaching can be earned by both masters and doctoral students in the Department of Statistics. You can choose your curriculum, provided that you take two required courses (Stat 603 - Teaching Statistics; EDU P&L 851 - College Teaching). You will also be involved in a mentored-teaching experience. This GIS is an excellent way for those interested in academic positions to have their transcripts say that they have training in college-level teaching. For more information, please contact Dr. Jackie Miller at email@example.com.
More information is also available at http://ucat.osu.edu/gis/.
GIS in Geospatial Data and Analysis
The GIS in Geospatial Data and Analysis (GSDA) was created by the Departments of Statistics and Geography in recognition of the fact that research in the physical, environmental, and earth sciences requires a diverse set of technical skills involving the collection, storage, processing, and analysis of spatial data. Scientists possessing these interdisciplinary technical skills are becoming indispensable members of research teams studying complex problems of global significance. The GSDA curriculum consists of courses in the core areas of geographic information systems, spatial statistics, and remote sensing. Graduate students from both geography and statistics, in addition to students in the biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences and engineering who have an interest in the analysis of spatial data are encouraged to participate in this non-degree program.
More information is available at http://www.gsda.osu.edu.
GIS in Quantitative Methods in Consumer Behavior
The GIS in Quantitative Methods in Consumer Behavior concerns the study of human behavior in the marketplace in making decisions and choices about available products. This study has wider implications to everyday life. For example, activities such as walking the dog, preparing meals, bringing the car to the repair shop, choosing a graduate school, are all done to adjust one's relationship with the environment and all require choices and decisions. The GIS gives a broad based training to students interested in this area through required courses in statistics, marketing and psychology, together with one or more electives in related areas. A weekly seminar in related topics runs most terms. The GIS increases the range of employment opportunites open to students with interests in this area by means of a university accredited program. For more information, please contact Professor Mario Peruggia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Angela Dean at email@example.com.
More information is available at http://www.stat.osu.edu/~amd/GIS-consumer-behavior.html.