Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions

Interdepartmental Research Studies

Suggested IDRS/APSTA Statistics Course Sequences

These sequences are suggestions, appropriate for different students and programs. Please review any proposed sequence with your advisor.

General Sequence I (Undergraduate and Masters):

Take APSTA-UE 0020 or APSTA-UE 1085 (undergraduate) or APSTA-GE 2085 and APSTA-GE 2086 (master's students must take the 2000-level), Basic Statistics I and/or II. The second term may or may not be a requirement—consult with your program director.  NOTE: this is a terminal sequence.

Nursing/Allied Heath Sequence I (Masters level*):

Take APSTA-GE 2995 and APSTA-GE 2996, Biostatistics I and II. These courses develop methods for health related disciplines and contain examples from those fields. Students with previous statistical coursework may or may not be placed out of the first term. Placement will be made in consultation with advisor and with approval of the course instructor.

General Sequence II (Doctoral level**):

First year, take APSTA-GE 2001 and APSTA-GE 2002, Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS) I and II.

Second year, take APSTA-GE 2003 and APSTA-GE 2004, Intermediate and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

APSTA-GE 2003 and APSTA-GE 2004 serve as gateway courses for some of the more advanced offerings, such as causal inference (APSTA-GE 2012) and multilevel models (APSTA-GE 2040/41-APSTA-GE 2042).

Nursing/Allied Heath Sequence II (Doctoral level**):

First year, take either APSTA-GE 2001 and APSTA-GE 2002, Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS) I and II, or APSTA-GE 2995 and APSTA-GE 2996, Biostatistics I and II.

The SSBS sequence is a bit more theoretical and covers regression more thoroughly. The Biostatistics sequence covers more topics and the emphasis is on the health sciences.

Second year, take APSTA-GE 2003 and APSTA-GE 2004, Intermediate and Advanced Quantitative Methods.  APSTA-GE 2003 and APSTA-GE 2004 serve as gateway courses for some of the more advanced offerings, such as causal inference (APSTA-GE 2012) and multilevel models (APSTA-GE 2040/41-APSTA-GE 2042).

* Advanced undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.
** Advanced undergraduates and masters students may enroll with permission of instructor.