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Specialized Training

Guest Lectures

CSCU consultants are available to deliver guest lectures in classes, seminars, and labs. Topics can range from a basic overview of statistical methods to tailored workshops on material pertinent to a specific discipline.


CSCU internships (unpaid) are available to qualified students for periods lasting 8 or more weeks. Interns will be assigned specific projects and will work under the guidance of consultants. Interns may observe consulting sessions with clients, participate in CSCU workshops, write instructional materials, and perform statistical analyses of real data. Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods (completion of a one-year sequence of an introductory undergraduate statistics course e.g. BTRY 3010 and 3020)
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following statistical programs: R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, or JMP
  • Exceptional communication and project management skills
  • A desire to learn and develop applied statistical skills

BTRY 4950/7950: Statistical Consulting (not offered Fall 2016)

CSCU offers a course through the department of Biological Statistical and Computational Biology. Undergraduates typically enroll in BTRY 4950, whereas graduate students enroll in BTRY 7950. Students will gain experience in statistical consulting by:

  • being exposed to a variety of statistical methods frequently encountered by statistical consultants
  • applying their statistical knowledge to a research project
  • learning to effectively communicate statistical concepts

For more details on any of the specialized training above, contact Francoise Vermeylen at or (607) 255-8211.