Research & Data Analysis  
Core Curriculum Courses

Introductory Statistics or Applied Statistics Area (One Course Required)

ECON 2123 Business Statistics
Collection and presentation of statistical data; studies of various
statistical distributions and their applications in business;
introduction to probability theory, sampling, hypothesis testing,
regression analysis, and forecasting through the use of computerized
statistical packages to manage real databases.
Proficiency with college-level algebra is expected. Prerequisites:
MATH 1503.

PSYC 2303 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Course content includes central tendency, variability, correlation,
parametric and selected nonparametric inferential tests.
Application of statistics in the biological, social, and educational
fields is stressed. Cross-listed POLS 2303, SOC 2303.

MATH 3203 Probability & Statistics I
An introduction to probability and statistics, discrete and continuous
random variables, algebra of expectation, momentgenerating
functions; binomial, hypergeometric, multinominal,
Poisson, normal distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 2203.
(fall, odd)

Advanced Statistics or Advanced Applied Statistics Area (One Course Required)

ECON 4513 Applied Statistics for Business
This course emphasizes the practical use of the various statistical
techniques commonly employed in marketing, economic,
and other business research. These include time series analysis,
forecasting, multivariate regressions, simultaneous equation
systems, and other methods of data analysis. Prerequisites:
ECON 2113 and ECON 2123. (fall-alternate)

PSYC 4443 Advanced Statistical Applications
The course focus is on the computer application of mutivariate
analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multivariate regression
to large data sets using the SPSS statistical package. Selected
techniques such as meta-analysis and factor analysis may be
included depending on the students’ background, and needs.
Recommended: PSYC 3414. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301/2303.
(spring, odd)

MATH 3003 Linear Algebra
An introduction to probability and statistics, discrete and continuous
random variables, algebra of expectation, momentgenerating
functions; binomial, hypergeometric, multinominal,
Poisson, normal distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 2203.
(fall, odd)

Additional Required Courses

ENGL 3223 Technical and Business Writing
This course offers a foundation in the rhetorical strategies of
business and technical writing. Students analyze, plan,
research, develop, design, and edit professional documents in a
variety of genres and reflect on their roles and responsibilities
as professional communicators in their chosen fields.

MATH 2004 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
Differential and integral calculus of one variable, application to
elementary functions. Prerequisite: MATH 1503 or 1602 or
equivalent.

PHIL 2713 Critical Thinking
This course introduces students to the standard methods of
informal reasoning as applied to the creation of written arguments.
Methods of demonstration, criticism, and defense are
examined, along with rhetorical strategies for creating a persuasive
case. Informal fallacies are covered, as are questions of
truth, validity, and consistency. (spring)

PSYC 2301 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
To accompany PSYC 2303, students learn computer-based statistical
analysis.

PSYC 3414 Research Methods and Analysis
The design, conduct, analysis, and written reporting of research
in the social sciences is learned by practicing each of these
phases of research. Extensive support in learning to use the
computer in the conduct and analysis of experiments is provided.
Statistics is an absolute. Prerequisites: PSYC 2301/2303 and
PHIL 2713. (spring)

Courses in Areas of Specialization

Please refer to the applicable sections of the current Oklahoma City University Undergraduate Catalog for additional course descriptions.