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An introduction to multivariate statistical analysis and spatial statistics. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of geographic data, sampling theory and design, descriptive and spatial statistics, inferential statistics, correlation and regression analysis. Students will receive hands-on experience working with statistical data sets, software and scientific visualization numerical results. (Cross-listed with GEOG 4020).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1530 or permission

Geography, MA

The mission of the geography graduate program is to provide quality graduate education in physical geography, human geography and spatial analysis (GIS, cartography and remote sensing). The department offers a rich learning environment for students with close interaction between faculty and students, technology-enhanced instruction, and opportunities for fieldwork. Courses enhance student’s perception and appreciation of the earth’s human and physical environments as well as geography’s essential role in both understanding and navigating our increasingly interconnected world. The department, an active participant in its community, has ties throughout the city and state, leading to a wide variety of internship opportunities. The department is committed to providing students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed, be it in professional employment or further graduate education.