College of Science

Courses

Biological Science

BSC 501 Ichthyology4 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and repre- sentative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.

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BSC 504 Cellular Physiology4 Credit hours   

The physio-chemical nature of intracellular processes in plant and animal cells with emphasis on the functional significance of microscopic and submicroscopic structure and organization. 3 lec-3 lab.

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BSC 505 Economic Botany3 Credit hours   

Plants used by man for food, ornamental purposes, building materials, textiles and other industrial purposes: economic importance of conservation. No laboratory.

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BSC 506 Herpetology4 Credit hours   

A survey of the reptiles and amphibians of the world with special emphasis placed on forms resident to West Virginia aspects of zoogeography, anatomy, taxonomy, and behavior. 2 lec-2 lab.

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BSC 508 Ornithology4 Credit hours   

An introduction to avian biology: Identification, distribution, migration and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 509 Mammalogy4 Credit hours   

A study of the structural features, evolution and classifi- cation of the mammals; other topics will include ecology, zoogeography, behavior, reproductive strategies, physiologi- cal adaptations to extreme environments and economic aspects. 2 lec-2 lab.

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BSC 510 Remote Sensing/GIS Appl4 Credit hours   

A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial computer software systems with earth resources applications.

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BSC 511 Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model4 Credit hours   

A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.

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BSC 513 Prin of Organic Evolution3 Credit hours   

The facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwiniam concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.

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BSC 516 Plant Taxonomy4 Credit hours   

Identification and classification of seed plants and ferns of eastern United States. Readings in history and principles of taxonomy, rules of nomenclature and related topics. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 517 Biostatistics3 Credit hours   

Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications.Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, AVONA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)

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BSC 520 Plant Physiology4 Credit hours   

Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 521 Phycology4 Credit hours   

Taxonomy and morphology of algae. Techniques used in the study of algae with emphasis upon application of ecological principles to current water quality problems. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 522 Animal Physiology4 Credit hours   

Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.

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BSC 524 Animal Parasitology4 Credit hours   

Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 525 Systematics3 Credit hours   

Biosystematics is a unifying discipline that combines taxonomy (collecting, describing, and naming organisms), phylogenetics (evolutionary relationships among species), and classification (organization of taxa into groups which ultimately reflect evolutionary relationship.

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BSC 528 Neuroscience3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.

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BSC 530 Plant Ecology4 Credit hours   

The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.

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BSC 531 Limnology4 Credit hours   

The study of inland waters; ecological factors affecting lake and stream productivity and various aquatic communities. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 538 Emerging Infectious Diseases3 Credit hours   

Introduces students to infections diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.

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BSC 543 Microbial Genetics3 Credit hours   

Microbial Genetics covers the essential functions of DNA replication and gene expression in prokaryotic cells. The course includes molecular genetics of bacteria and phages, bioinformatics and discussion of laboratory techniques.

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BSC 545 Microbial Ecology3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the vital roles that microbes play in sustaining life on earth. Includes both theoretical and practical concepts ranging from the origin of life to biodegradation.

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BSC 550 Molecular Biology3 Credit hours   

Advanced principles in molecular function emphasizing current research using recombinant DNA methodology. (PR: BSC 322 or equivalent)

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BSC 556 Genes and Development3 Credit hours   

An in depth study of the genetic mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, induction and morphogenesis.

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BSC 560 Conservation Biology3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the North American model of wildlife conservation (and its history), principles of biology diversity, threats to habitats and species of concern, adn conservation policy. Primarily for teachers in the biological sciences, general and applied sciences. Includes fieldwork, seminars, and demonstrations related to conservation. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 601 Vertebrate Embryology4 Credit hours   

Vertebrate development based on frog, chick and pig embryos. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 608 Plant Growth & Developmnt4 Credit hours   

Comprehensive advanced study of correlative growth in plants with emphasis on germination, dormancy, growth substances and physiological phenomena associated with phases of development.

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BSC 610 Adv Vert Morphology3 Credit hours   

AVM is an intensive, laboratory-based course in vertebrate morphology. Core responsibilities include detailed dissection and comparative cranial osteology. Each student must complete an independent dissection project and term paper.

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BSC 620 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

Co-req: BSC 622
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BSC 621 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

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BSC 622 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

Co-req: BSC 620
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BSC 625 Advanced Physiology4 Credit hours   

Lecture, current literature and introduction to research in physiological systems. 3 lec-3 lab.

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BSC 631 Animal Ecology4 Credit hours   

A study of population and behavior ecology; community dynamics and field techniques. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 640 Cell Bio & Biotechnology3 Credit hours   

Broad coverage of applied cell biology, biotechnology with high current interest and utility to the medical, agricultural and commercial product development. Application of DNA technologies for biotech commercialization.

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BSC 644 Quantitative Ecology3 Credit hours   

An introduction to statistical analyses using presence absence, mark-recapture, and count data to estimate population parameters, such as occupancy and survival.

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BSC 649 Wetland Ecology3 Credit hours   
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BSC 650 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 651 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 652 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 660 Seminar I2 Credit hours   

Topics relevant to preparation for a career in the life sciences including: literature mining and interpretation, scientific ethics, preparation and delivery of scientific presentations, and career development tools.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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BSC 661 Topics in Biological Sciences2 Credit hours   

In depth group discussion of current biological issues.

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BSC 662 Seminar II1 Credit hour   

Oral presentation of individual topics.

Pre-req: BSC 660.

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BSC 679 Problem Report1-4 Credit hours   

Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)

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BSC 680 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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BSC 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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BSC 716 Adv Cell Phys Nurse Anesthesia2 Credit hours   

Study of structure amd function of human cells, including protein synthesis, metabolism and reproduction. Study of genetic disorders and anesthesia. Study of anti-cancer drugs. Analyze types and rules of various cell membrane receptors on anesthesia process.

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BSC 717 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 13 Credit hours   

Anatomy, Physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the respiratory and renal systems.

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BSC 718 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 23 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the cardiovascular system.

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BSC 719 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 33 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the nervous and endocrine systems.

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Chemistry

CHM 511 Modern Instrument Methods4 Credit hours   

This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.

Pre-req: CHM 307 with a minimum grade of C or CHM 357 with a minimum grade of C.

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CHM 540 Thermodynamics3 Credit hours   

An introduction to chemical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. 3 lec.

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CHM 548 Adv Inorganic Chemistry I4 Credit hours   

Study of physical and chemical properties and periodic relationships of inorganic materials. 3 lec, 2 lab (PR: CHM 356, CHM 307, or CHM 357)

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CHM 549 Adv Inorganic Chem II3 Credit hours   

A detailed consideration of bonding, structure, reaction rates and equilibrium involving inorganic materials. 3 lec.

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CHM 551 Biological Mass Spectrometry4 Credit hours   

This course investigates the theory and applications of mass spectrometry. It includes a laboratory component in which you will learn to run the mass spectrometers and interpret mass spectral results.

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CHM 565 Adv Organic Chemistry I3 Credit hours   

Studies of the dynamics of organic reactions with emphasis on mechanisms and stereo chemistry. 3 lec.

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CHM 566 Adv Organic Chemistry II3 Credit hours   

A continuation of Chemistry 565 with emphasis on synthetic methods. 3 lec.

Pre-req: CHM 565.

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CHM 567 Intermediate Biochemistry3 Credit hours   

A survey course including introduction to basic biochemical concepts, bioenergetics, and information transfer.

Pre-req: CHM 365 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 365 with a minimum grade of C.

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CHM 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CHM 604 Theories Analytical Chem2 Credit hours   

Offered on demand.

Pre-req: CHM 556.

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CHM 607 Theoretical Organic Chem2 Credit hours   

The application of quantitative methods to problems in structure and dynamics. 2 lec.

Pre-req: CHM 565.

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CHM 618 Kinetics3 Credit hours   

An advanced study of reaction rates and mechanisms.

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CHM 628 Special Topics-Inorganic1-3 Credit hours   

Offered on demand.

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CHM 629 Special Topics-Organic1-3 Credit hours   

Offered on demand.

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CHM 630 Special Topics-Physical1-3 Credit hours   

Offered on demand.

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CHM 631 Seminar1 Credit hour   
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CHM 632 Seminar1 Credit hour   
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CHM 678 Applied Micr in Research4 Credit hours   

A combined lecture/lab/self-motivated research course that results in a microscopy based project to be presented by each student at an open forum (can augment thesis project).

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CHM 679 Problem Report3 Credit hours   

Preparation of a comprehensive written report on a topic in Chemistry of current importance. Registration only by permission of Department.

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CHM 682 Research1-12 Credit hours   

Credit in the course is earned by pursuing a directed original investigation in a field of chemistry. Twelve semester hours credit in research are applied toward the M.S. degree. Students may sign for one or more credit hurs per semester depending upon the time to be spent on research. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each term or semester.

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CHM 685 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.

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CHM 686 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.

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CHM 687 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.

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CHM 688 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual studt of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.

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CHM 723 Chemistry and Physics3 Credit hours   

Scientific prinicples and clinical application of properties of matter, gas laws, vaporization, fluid dynamics, explosion hazards, electrical safety, acid-base balance, blood gas analysis, biochemistry in anesthesia, mechanisms of narcosis. Analyze the molecular basis for molecular bonding, stereochemistry, protein confirmation, enzyme-substrate reactions.

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Criminal Justice

CJ 500 Applied Ethics in CJ3 Credit hours   

Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.

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CJ 503 Understanding Cybercrime3 Credit hours   

Examination of hacking, piracy, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and other cybercrimes through the lens of various criminological theories with an emphasis on research methodology and criminal justice policy.

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CJ 504 Theoretical Criminology3 Credit hours   

A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.

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CJ 505 Women and the CJS3 Credit hours   

Examines factors surrounding women and the criminal justice system from a theoretical and practical perspective. Explores feminist ideologies, plus women as victims, offenders, and professionals in the justice system.

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CJ 506 Race, Ethnicity, Class,& Crime3 Credit hours   

Examines the impact and relationship of race, ethnicity, and social class within the criminal justice system.

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CJ 510 Police Administration3 Credit hours   

This course studies the functions and activities of police agencies, including police department organizations and responsibilities of police administrators. Current administrative and management techniques and theories are also explored. Police department organizations. Development of personal and employment practices in law enforcement. Issues con- cerning unions and unionization. Problems and techniques of management.

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CJ 515 Rural Criminology3 Credit hours   

Critical analysis of rural crime and the criminological sub-field of rural criminology. Examines the economic, racial, and cultural conditions in rural America which reproduce exploitive economies and overall destructive behaviors.

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CJ 516 Terrorism3 Credit hours   

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the history of terrorism, the current status of terrorist groups, terrorism tactics, and methods to counteract terrorism.

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CJ 517 CJ Decision Making3 Credit hours   

Focuses on theories of criminal justice decision-making and decision points across the criminal justice system. Topics include the decision to report crime, police decisions, jury decisions, and sentencing decisions.

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CJ 518 Crime and Pop Culture3 Credit hours   

A critical examination of the popular culture presentations of crime, offenders, victims, and the criminal justice processes.

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CJ 522 Law of Evidence3 Credit hours   

Leading rules and principles of exclusion and selection; burden of proof, nature and effect of presumptions; proof of authenticity and contents of writing; examinations competency and privilege of witnesses.

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CJ 524 Computer Crime3 Credit hours   

Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.

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CJ 526 Civil Liability Issues CJ3 Credit hours   

This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.

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CJ 533 Correctional Administration3 Credit hours   

Objectives of correctional institutions; records; personnel, program development, security; educational programs.

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CJ 540 CJ Response to Dom Violence3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.

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CJ 550 Bus & Industry Security3 Credit hours   

Selection, training and staffing of a security force; security devices available, techniques of internal security; ground security; security techniques applicable to personnel selection; legal problems.

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CJ 553 Seminar Crime Prevention3 Credit hours   

This course examines theory, operation, and evaluation of crime prevention as a function of the criminal justice system. Techniques for crime prevention are analyzed from various orientations, including environmental design.

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CJ 560 Miscarriages of Justice3 Credit hours   

This course provides a critical examination of the processes and procedures used by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and corrections agents which may potentially produce errors or "miscarriages" of justice.

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CJ 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised re- search (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 590 Internship1-6 Credit hours   

The placement of an individual into a criminal justice agency (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and participate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC.

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CJ 601 Seminar Criminal Justice3 Credit hours   

A forum to acquaint students, faculty and guests with each others' research and experiences in dealing with criminal justice issues.

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CJ 604 Adv Theory Criminal Just3 Credit hours   

Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.

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CJ 621 Adv Crim Law & Procedure3 Credit hours   

A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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CJ 655 Research Methods in CJ3 Credit hours   

Elements of scientific research; interaction between research and theory; use of data processing resources.

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CJ 656 Applied Statistics in CJ3 Credit hours   

Principles of statistical techniques with emphasis upon their application in the Criminal Justice system. (PR: Undergraduate statistics course and permission)

Pre-req: CJ 655.

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CJ 679 Problem Report3 Credit hours   

The preparation of a written report on a research problem or field study in Criminal Justice. (PR: CJ 655 and Permission)

Pre-req: CJ 655.

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CJ 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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CJ 699 Capstone Experience3 Credit hours   

A culminating experience where students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their program of study to create, in collaboration with an agency or organization in the field, an original, scholarly work that addresses a current issue of concern.

Pre-req: CJ 601 and CJ 604 and CJ 655 and CJ 656.

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Forensic Science

FSC 600 Cell & Molecular Biology3 Credit hours   

A study of the molecular biology of the cell and its organelles, cell interactions, and differentiation.

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FSC 603 Genetics-DNA Lab1 Credit hour   

Laboratory to be offered in conjunction with FSC 604 Genetics and DNA Technology stressing techniques and methods required for DNA analysis used in forensic case investigations, in CODIS laboratories and in paternity testing. Laboratory to be offered in conjunction with genetics and DNA Technology (FSC 604) stressing techniques and methods required for DNA analysis and trace evidence investigation.

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FSC 604 Genetics & DNA Technology3 Credit hours   

A comprehensive lecture series that covers the genetics and biochemistry of DNA to include the analysis, ethical considerations and quality assurance techniques used to analyze DNA for identification purposes. This course serves as a core course in the forensic science curriculum. An introduction to crime scene investigations, physical evidence collection, inorganic and organic analysis, sero- logy, fingerprints, arson, drugs, documents, firearms and DNA technologies.

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FSC 605 F S Digital Imaging3 Credit hours   

Introductory course in digital image processing. Covers techniques used in forensic laboratory to enhance, analyze, and catalog digital images. Instruction in lab setting.

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FSC 606 Crime Scene/Death Investiga2 Credit hours   

Establishes foundations and techniques for proper crime scene investigation with or without a victim's body. Logical approach for collecting evidence and documenting scene and collection process.

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FSC 607 Blood Stain Pattern Analysis3 Credit hours   

A comprehensive bloodstain pattern analysis course including bullet trajectory, courtroom testimony, and report writing. This course is taught as a combination of lectures, laboratories, and practical exercises.

Pre-req: FSC 606.

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FSC 608 Forensic Toxicology3 Credit hours   

An in-depth analysis of both clinical and forensic aspects of toxicology from the viewpoint of the forensic and medical examiner's toxicology laboratories. In depth discussions dealing with current and future DNA technologies and toxicology, expert witnessing in mock trials, quality assuranc/quality control issues, CODIS and DNA banking.

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FSC 609 Network Forensics3 Credit hours   

Teaches the basics of how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes as well as used as a source of evidence. Teaches the basics of how computers and networks function. How they can be involved in crimes and how they can be used as a source of evidence.

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FSC 610 Bioterrorism: Forensics3 Credit hours   

Course traces the historical development, current status, and future threats of bioterrorism in the U.S. and on a global scale. Issues adressed include microbiology, surveillance, detection and post-event investigation. Course traces the historical development, current status, and future threats of bioterrorism in US and on a global scale. It includes microbiological, as well as forensic science issues.

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FSC 612 Intro Foren Micro/Trace2 Credit hours   

Introduction to various types of microscopy used in foren- sics, including scanning electron microscopy, light and fluorescence microscopy and polarizing microscopy. Photo- graphic techniques used for documentation will also be discussed.

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FSC 615 Adv Crime Investigation3 Credit hours   

This course addresses various areas of crime scene investigation not or minimally addressed in the FSC 606 introductory course. Topics include arson/explosives, body excavation, forensic entomology. advanced impression evidence, wound analysis.

Pre-req: FSC 606.

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FSC 617 Adv Crime Photo & Document3 Credit hours   

This series of lectures and practical exercises introduces the student to sophisticated crime scene documentation techniques including sketching, surveying, photography and crime scene management techniques.

Pre-req: FSC 606.

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FSC 618 Forensic Comparative Sciences2 Credit hours   

"Introduction to comparative methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of fingerprints, questioned documents, and firearms". Introduction to comparative methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of fingerprints, questioned docu- ments, and firearms.

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FSC 619 Forensic Statistics3 Credit hours   

Basic theory of probability and statistics, odds from Bayes' theorem for transfer evidence, likelihood ratio, population and statistical genetics, statistical issues in paternity testing and mixtures, and presenting evidence.

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FSC 622 Forensic Analytical Chem3 Credit hours   

Analytical chemistry instrumentation and methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of drugs, toxicology, arson, explosives, trace evidence and sample collection and processing.

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FSC 623 Forensic Chemistry Laboratory1 Credit hour   

Laboratory practicum will develop skill set needed in the forensic analysis of physical evidence using standard methods and modern analytical instrumentation.

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FSC 624 Biochemistry: Forensic Science4 Credit hours   

This comprehensive course in biochemistry focuses on concepts appropriate to forensic science and designed to meet forensic science educational standards at a national level. Comprehensive course in Biochemistry which focuses on concepts appropriate to Forensic Science.

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FSC 626 Advanced Drug Analysis2 Credit hours   

Concentration on modern analytical methods used in the isolation and the identification of illicit drugs and their metabolities in biological samples and other forensic evidence. (PR: FSC 622 or permission of instructor)

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FSC 627 Human Genetics2 Credit hours   

Human Genetics serves as an introduction to the study of heritable traits in humans and their molecular basis; basic genetic principles, statistics, and probability; population database analyses; principles of population genetics and laws of Mendelian genetics as they relate to human identification; application of paternity testing and identification of human remains; use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and mtDNA profiling in forensic applications.

Pre-req: FSC 624.

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FSC 628 Chem Analysis Trace Evidence2 Credit hours   

A continuation of FSC 622 emphasizing additional types of evidence including paint, inks, fibers, and plastics. Methods Include pyrolysis-GCMS, micro-FTIR, GPC and capillary electrophoresis. Required course for Forensic Chemistry emphasis.

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FSC 629 Advanced DNA Technologies2 Credit hours   

This course will provide advanced instruction in DNA technologies to assist in the preparation for a career in a forensic DNA laboratory.

Pre-req: (FSC 603 or FSC 643) and FSC 604.

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FSC 630 Internship5 Credit hours   

A 10 week internship in a crime lab or other forensic science related research laboratory. Application of principles and techniques learned during first year of program.

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FSC 632 Found Fund Digital Forensics3 Credit hours   

The course provides fundamental information to lay the foundation for the Digital Forensics Area of Emphasis. A range of topics includes laws and regulations relating to stored digital data, quality assurance and ethics in a digital laboratory, basic terminology, computer hardware and various storage media, software, including operating and file systems, and basics concepts of computer security. The course is taught primarily in a lecture format. Class discussions and participation in practical exercises supplement lectures.

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FSC 634 Comp Search & Seizure3 Credit hours   

Topics covered in this course will expand upon material covered in FSC 632. Additional areas include affidavits and warrants, national information security concepts, evidence collection, transport and preservation, computer networks, e-mail traces, imaging of original evidence, introduction to forensic tools, Window registry, malware and spyware, virtualization and hand held devices. Classes are presented in a lecture format and culminates with a mock, digital crime scene exercise.

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FSC 636 Mobile Phone Forensics2 Credit hours   

This course addresses the complexity and structure of modern smart phones and focuses on data evidence storage and extraction for criminal case investigations.

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FSC 640 Firearms Toolmarks I1 Credit hour   

This course provides an enhanced learning experience designed to reduce the time to competency typical of the knowledge required component fo a firearms examiner training program. FSC 640 is the first of two firearms and toolmarks examiner training courses.

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FSC 641 Firearms Toolmarks II1 Credit hour   

This course provides an enhanced learning experience designed to reduce the time to competency typical of the knowledge required component of a firearms examiner training program. FSC 641 is the second of two firearms and toolmarks examiner training courses.

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FSC 642 DNA Tech Assistance I2 Credit hours   

The goal of the DNA Technical Assistance Program (DNA TAP) is to prepare select students for placement in host forensic laboratories for validation and evaluation research studies. The student undergoes acclerated lectures and intense hands-on laboratory exercises including analytical procedures, instrument training, and data analysis.

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FSC 643 DNA Tech Assistance II2 Credit hours   

The goal of the DNA Technical Assistance Program (DNA TAP) is to prepare select students for placement in host forensic laboratories for validation and evaluation research studies. The student undergoes accelerated lectures and intense hands-on laboratory exercises including analytical procedures, instrument training, and data analysis.

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FSC 646 Lab Management2 Credit hours   

This course provides a foundation in management theory, principles & application necessary for forensic scientists who aspire to assume future positions as crime lab supervisors, managers, technical leaders, quality managers, directors or other roles as leaders in their field. This course addresses management theory as well as its practical application to the crime laboratory setting from an ISO/IEC 17025 perspective.

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FSC 650 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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FSC 651 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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FSC 652 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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FSC 653 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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FSC 660 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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FSC 665 Legal Court in Forensic3 Credit hours   

Covers the American legal system with specific emphasis on expert witnessing by forensic scientists. Mock trials provide experience in the courtroom.

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FSC 676 Adv Dig Evid Detect Recovery2 Credit hours   

This advanced Digital Evidence Detection and Recovery course will provide an overview of the advanced procedures and techniques used by investigators working with digital evi- dence. This course will be taught as a combination of lect- res, lab and practical exercises.

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FSC 679 Special Problems1-4 Credit hours   

Students will be assigned specific areas of study for independent investigation. (PR: Consent of advisor)

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FSC 680 Seminar1 Credit hour   

Faculty, student and guest speaker presentations of topics pertinent to forensic science. Faculty, student and guest speaker presentations of topics pertanent to forensic science and molecular biology and toxicology.

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FSC 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

Research conducted in the laboratories at MU which is focused on a problem of forensic importance. The original research problem will be written up as a formal document and submitted as part of the requirements to fulfill a MS degree in the research track.

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FSC 685 Intro Research1-6 Credit hours   

Directed research which can be used to satisfy requirements for a Master's Degree in Forensic Science.

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Geology

GLY 510 Big Bend Field Excursion2 Credit hours   

Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.

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GLY 518 Invertebrate Paleontology4 Credit hours   

Taxonomy, morphology, and paleoecology of body and trace fossils representing the major invertebrate phyla; analysis and interpretation of faunal assemblages; evolution and extinction of species. (PR: GLY 201)

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GLY 521 Petrology4 Credit hours   

Identification and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic. 2 lec-4 lab.

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GLY 523 Sedimentary Petrography4 Credit hours   

Megascopic and microscopic identification and a depositional and post-depositional interpretation of the sedimentary rocks. 3 lec-2 lab.

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GLY 525 Geochemistry4 Credit hours   

Introduction to the principles of geochemistry. The appli- cation of chemistry to the study of the earth and to geologic problems. Laboratory work includes analysis of rocks, soils, and waters.

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GLY 527 Fossil Fuels4 Credit hours   

The origin and occurrence of petroleum, coal, and natural gas; the relationships of accumulations to depositional environments and structural history; methods used in exploration, evaluation and recovery. 3 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: GLY 200.

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GLY 530 Computer Methods Geology4 Credit hours   

The computer will be used for compilation, reduction, data analysis and modelling from a wide range of geological problems. Existing and student developed programs will be used.

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GLY 551 Principles Geomorphology4 Credit hours   

Identification and analysis of the earth's surficial features in terms of stratigraphy, structure, processes, tectonics, and time. 3 lec - 2 lab.

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GLY 555 Hydrogeology3 Credit hours   

The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes. The uses, needs and problems associated with water resources.

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GLY 555L Hydrogeology Laboratory1 Credit hour   

Laboratory and field experiments studying principles and concepts of hydrology. 2 lab.

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GLY 556 Environmental Geology4 Credit hours   

Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geological media.

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GLY 557 Engineering Geology4 Credit hours   

Consideration of geotechnical problems faced by geologists and engineers. Major topics include mechanics and classification of soil and rock, and geotechnical aspects of groundwater.

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GLY 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 640 Physical Aspects Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 641 Biological Aspect Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 642 Chemical Aspects Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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Mathematics

MTH 500 Structure of Algebra3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on the language of Modern Elementary Algebra. Recommended for preservice elementary teachers and for elementary and secondary in-service teachers. May not be used for a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics of in the twelve hour content block of the Secondary Education MA Degree program for students with mathematics certification in grades 7-12.

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MTH 501 Structure Modern Geometry3 Credit hours   

Informal development of geometry. Recommended for pre- service elementary teachers and for elementary and secondary in-service teachers. May not be used for a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics or in the twelve hour content block of the Secondary Education MA Degree program for students with mathematics certification in grades 7-12.

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MTH 527 Advanced Calculus I3 Credit hours   

The number system, limits, sequences, partial differentia- tion with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.

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MTH 528 Advanced Calculus II3 Credit hours   

The number system, limits, sequences, parital differentia- tion with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, infinite series.

Pre-req: MTH 527 with a minimum grade of C.

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MTH 548 Modern Geometries3 Credit hours   

Finite geometrics, basic background material for the modern development of Euclidean Geometry, other geometries.

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MTH 549 Projective Geometry3 Credit hours   

Projective geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 550 Modern Algebra I3 Credit hours   

Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and applications from Number Theory.

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MTH 552 Modern Algebra II3 Credit hours   

Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and application from Number Theory.

Pre-req: MTH 550 with a minimum grade of C.

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MTH 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 589 Graduate Mathematics Seminar1 Credit hour   

A seminar on topics relevant to graduate students in mathematics, including college-level teaching, conducting research, professional ethics, and mathematics careers. THis course does not satisfy any degree requirements.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 615 Partial Differential Equations3 Credit hours   

Elementary partial differential equations. Heat equation, LaPlace’s equation, separation of variables, Fourier series, vibrating strings, eigenvalue problems, finite differences, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials.

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MTH 616 Advanced Differential Equ3 Credit hours   

Differential equations are studied qualitatively. Topics include the existence and uniqueness of solutions and the behavior of solutions including the stability of nonlinear systems, periodic solutions, and approximation using perturbation methods.

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MTH 630 Topology I3 Credit hours   

General topology including separation axioms, connectedness, compactness, convergence, continuity, metric spaces, product and quotient spaces.

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MTH 631 Topology II3 Credit hours   

General topology including separation axioms, connectedness, compactness, convergence, continuity, metric spaces, product and quotient spaces.

Pre-req: MTH 630 with a minimum grade of C and MTH 550 with a minimum grade of C.

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MTH 635 Graph Theory and Combinatorics3 Credit hours   

The course is designed to introduce students in mathematical sciences to the theorems, techniques and applications of graph theory and combinatorics.

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MTH 640 Complex Variables I3 Credit hours   

A study of algebra, topology, and geometry of the complex plane; holomorphic functions; conformal mapping; analytic functions and analytic continuation; complex integration; representation theorems; convergence theorems and related topics.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 642 Numerical Linear Algebra3 Credit hours   

Direct and iterative methods for numerical solution of linear systems of equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Error analysis and norms. Related Topics.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 643 Numerical Analysis3 Credit hours   

The theory and technique of numerical computation involving the difference calculus, the summation calculus, interpolation methods, solutions of equations, and methods of solution of ordinary differential equations.

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MTH 650 Real Variables I3 Credit hours   

A study of measure and integration and related topics.

Pre-req: MTH 528 with a minimum grade of C.

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MTH 655 Number Theory3 Credit hours   

A survey of some basic properties of the integers: divisibility (prime numbers,factorization,perfect numbers), congruences (modular arithmetic, linear and quadratic congruences, the Chinese Remainder Theorem), and Diophantine equations.

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MTH 667 Num Partial Diff Equations3 Credit hours   

Finite difference methods for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic PDEs. Study of properties such as consistency, convergence, and stability. Computer implementation.

Pre-req: MTH 527 with a minimum grade of C.

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MTH 670 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

An independent programof study of advanced topics not normally covered in other courses. The topics are chosen upon mutual agreement between the student and the instructor

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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MTH 690 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings. (PR: Permission of Instructor)

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Nat Resources & Environment

NRE 531 Aqua Toxicology4 Credit hours   

This course will introduce students to the principles of aquatic toxicology including regulations driving biological criteria, development of laboratory toxicity testing and test methodology.

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Physics

PHY 505 Optics Lab2 Credit hours   

A course in optical experiments encompassing geometrical and physical optics. This course is to be taken with Physics 304.

Pre-req: PHY 304 (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: PHY 304
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PHY 515 Electronics Lab2 Credit hours   

A course in laboratory measurements encompassing transistors, integrated circuits, and their associated circuits. This course is to be taken with Physics 314.

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PHY 520 Astrophysics3 Credit hours   

A detailed study of core problems in Astrophysics such as orbital dynamics, radiation processes, stellar structure and evolution, galactic dynamics, and cosmology.

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PHY 521 Modern Physics Lab2 Credit hours   

Laboratory exercises on modern physics topics encompassing both experiments of historic significance and current applications. To be taken with Physics 320, or equivalent.

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PHY 525 Solid State Physics3 Credit hours   

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the structures and physical properties of solids, which are of extraordinary importance in the modern world.

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PHY 535 Computational Physics3 Credit hours   

A course in using numerical methods and computer programming languages for solving complex physics problems and for the simulation of various physical processes. 2 lec-2 lab.

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PHY 542 Quantum Mechanics3 Credit hours   

Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, particles in potential fields, perturbation theory and other approxima- tion methods, scattering, applications to simple systems. 3 lec.

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PHY 543 Quantum Mechanics II3 Credit hours   

This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.

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PHY 544 Advanced Lab2 Credit hours   

Developments in producing and detecting correlated photon pairs has enabled implementation of undergraduate laboratories demonstrating fundamental quantum mechanical principles. This laboratory also incorporates fundamental solid state and materials science experiments.

Pre-req: PHY 525 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D and PHY 542 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: PHY 525 and PHY 542
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PHY 545 Math Methods of Physics3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the theory of orthogonal functions, curv- ilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields and their applications in Physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.

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PHY 546 MTH Methods of Physics II3 Credit hours   

A second semester of a full year course on methods of solving problems in physics: calculus of variations, ordinary partial differential equations and special functions with real physics problems.

Pre-req: PHY 545.

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PHY 547 Mechanics for Teachers4 Credit hours   

An indepth study of mechanics for education majors specializing in Physics with emphasis on problem solving techniques, demonstrations, experiments and computer applications. (PR: PHY 203, MTH 122 and MTH 140)

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PHY 580 Special Topics2-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PHY 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHY 600 Electricity and Magnetism I4 Credit hours   

A study of electrostatics and associated boundary-value problems, electric multipoles and macroscopic media, dielectrics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell equations and conservation laws, plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation.

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PHY 608 Statistical Mechanics4 Credit hours   

The course introduces thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to graduate students of physics and other science and engineering disciplines as two complimentary approaches to study physical properties of systems in equilibrium.

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PHY 610 Special and Gen Relativity3 Credit hours   

General relativity, the classical theory of one of the four fundamental forces, is not a standard course offer. This course of Special and General Relativity intends to fill this gap by introducing the key concepts that lead to a revolution in our understanding of space and time. The students will learn about spacetime curvature, metrics, geodesics, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.

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PHY 620 Modern Astrophysics I3 Credit hours   

Modern Astrophysics is firmly grounded in the fundamental principles of physics, and will offer students the opportunity to use the physics they have learned in understanding the nature of the universe. This course provides a graduate-level introduction to astrophysics, focusing on stellar structure and evolution.

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PHY 625 Condensed Matter Physics3 Credit hours   

This course studies complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids, and exposes the students to some theoretical tools used to describe the basic interactions behind these phenomena.

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PHY 630 Classical Mechanics4 Credit hours   

Study of variational principes and Lagrange's equations, the two-body central force problem, the kinematics and dynamics of rigid-body motion, Hamilton equations of motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, and small oscillations.

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PHY 631 Seminar1 Credit hour   
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PHY 632 Seminar1 Credit hour   
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PHY 640 Fundamentals of Physics4 Credit hours   

A course in fundamental concepts of physics. Subject content varies. Designed primarily to strengthen conceptual understanding of teachers.

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PHY 642 Adv Quantum Mechanics4 Credit hours   

This course covers advanced topics of quantum mechanics at the graduate level. Topics include fundamental issues, approximation methods and applications.

Pre-req: PHY 630 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: PHY 630
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PHY 645 Methods of Math. Physics4 Credit hours   

This course will review and develop theories of real and complex analysis, group theory, tensors, special functions, differential and integral transforms, emphasizing their application to electrodynamics, quantum statistical mechanics, etc.

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PHY 661 Special Topics1-3 Credit hours   
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PHY 662 Special Topics1-3 Credit hours   
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PHY 682 Thesis Research1-6 Credit hours   
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PHY 685 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Advanced Independent Study in Physics.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PHY 686 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Advanced Independent Study in Physics.

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Statistics

STA 512 Regression Analysis3 Credit hours   

Determining regression models; deriving parameter estimates using calculus; detailed coverage of tests of assumptions and remedial procedures (transformations and weighted least-squares); multiple and polynomial regression; tests and corrections for autocorrelation.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 513 Experimental Designs3 Credit hours   

Principles of experimentation; Analysis of variance; Latin square and related designs; Factorial designs, Response Surface; Robustness; Nested and Split-Plot designs.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 518 Biostatistics3 Credit hours   

Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. May not be used for any degree offered by the Department of Mathematics.

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STA 520 Nonparametric Statistics3 Credit hours   

Coverage of a variety of nonparametric or distribution-free markets for practical statistical inference problems in hypothesis testing and estimation, including rank procedures and randomization procedures.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 525 Sampling Design & Estimation3 Credit hours   

Coverage of the theory and applications of a variety of sampling designs; sample size determination; ratio and regression estimates; comparisons among the designs.

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STA 535 Statistical Data Mining3 Credit hours   

Introduction to statistical learning techniques for analyzing high dimensional data. Topics include data mining strategy, explanatory analysis, predictive modeling techniques and model assessment.

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STA 545 Probability and Statistics I3 Credit hours   

Probability spaces, conditional probability, and applications. Random variables, distributions, expectations, and moments.

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STA 546 Probability and Statistics II3 Credit hours   

Probability spaces, conditional probability, and applications. Random variables, distributions, expectations, and moments.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 564 Statistical Computing3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the commonly used statistical computing techniques, procedures and methods, with extensive use of R language and environment, and SAS for statistical computing and graphics. (CR/PR: STA 545 or STA 546)

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 570 Applied Survival Analysis3 Credit hours   

Survival and hazard functions, parametric and non-parametric methods, models and inferences for survival data, proportional hazard, and regression diagnosis.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Courses on special topics in statistics not listed among current course offerings.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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STA 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A faculty supervised, individualized course of study of a topic in statistics.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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STA 634 Stat Mtds for Researchers3 Credit hours   

Aspects of statistical modeling including model building, adequacy assessment, inference, and prediction. Applications to social biological, and medical sciences; engineering; and industry.

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STA 660 Stochastic Processes3 Credit hours   

Theory and applications of Markov chains. (PR: MTH 545)

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 661 Adv Math Statistics3 Credit hours   

Topics in mathematical statistics including distribution theory for functions of random variables, convergence concepts, sufficient statistics, finding optimal estimates for parameters, optimal test of hypotheses. (PR: MTH 546)

Pre-req: STA 546 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 662 Appl Multivariate Stat Methods3 Credit hours   

Introduction to multivariate statistical analyses and methodologies of various types of datasets that are commonly encountered in medical, business, engineering, science, and any other data intensive disciplines.

Pre-req: STA 546 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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STA 663 Time Series Forecasting3 Credit hours   

Finding statistical models to represent various time-dependent phenomena and processes; coverage of a variety of forecasting techniques, with an emphasis on adaptive, regression, and Box-Jenkins procedures.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of C.

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STA 664 Bayesian Statistics3 Credit hours   

An introduction to Bayesian Statistics with focus on Bayesian Modeling, inference and Data Analysis. Applications will be studies with appropriate statistical software.

Pre-req: STA 545 with a minimum grade of D.

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STA 665 Advanced Stat Learning3 Credit hours   

An overview of concepts and techniques in advanced statistical learning. Topics include supervised/unsupervised learning, kernel smoothing methods, trees, random forests, association rules, neural networks and support vector machines.

Pre-req: STA 535 with a minimum grade of D.

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STA 670 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A faculty supervised, individualized course of study of a topic in statistics.

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STA 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

Investigate a theoretical or applied statistics problem under faculty mentorship.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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STA 690 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Courses on special topics in statistics not listed among the current course offerings.

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