Recommended Courses

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Since applied statistics and data analytics is a fairly new field, it can be hard to determine which classes are relevant to your interests. But ASC is here to help you! We have compiled a list of courses and programs that teach specifically about applied statistics, computing, and data analysis.


Mathematics Department

(Introductory Level)
MATH 307:  Statistical Inference and Data Analysis I
MATH 308: Statistical Inference and Data Analysis II

(Intermediate Level)
MATH 407: Probability Theory
MATH 408: Mathematical Statistics

(Advanced Level)
MATH 506: Stochastic Processes
MATH 542L: Analysis of Variance and Design

Business / Data Science and Operations Department
*formerly Information and Operations Management (IOM)

For Marshall students, USC lists Marshall elective courses based on category, including one for its DSO department. Those are further split up into areas of interest and can be found here. Note that if you choose to take a class from one area of interest, you are not required to take the others and therefore can pick and choose the classes that interest you the most!

(Introductory Level)
BUAD 310: Applied Business Statistics
BUAD 425: Data-Analysis for Decision Making
DSO 401: Business Information Systems — Spreadsheet Applications

(Intermediate Level)
DSO 424: Business Forecasting
DSO 435: Business Database Systems

Economics Department

(Introductory Level)
ECON 317: Introduction to Statistics for Economists

(Intermediate Level)
ECON 414: Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 419: Forecasting/Advanced Econometrics
ECON 433: Empirical Economics Research