Statistics and Probability Courses

Courses in statistics and probability (designated STAT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements), toward

  • the general education requirement in mathematics
  • the statistics requirement for a variety of majors and minors
  • a minor in psychology
  • an AA in General Studies with mathematics curriculum
  • electives

Students are expected to own and use scientific calculators in all mathematics and statistics courses.

Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits, STAT 200)

Prerequisite: MATH 012 or an appropriate score on a placement test. An introduction to statistics. The objective is to assess the validity of statistical conclusions; organize, summarize, interpret, and present data using graphical and tabular representations; and apply principles of inferential statistics. Focus is on selecting and applying appropriate statistical tests and determining reasonable inferences and predictions from a set of data. Topics include methods of sampling; percentiles; concepts of probability; probability distributions; normal, t-, and chi-square distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing of one and two means; proportions; binomial experiments; sample size calculations; correlation; regression; and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 202, BEHS 302, BMGT 230, ECON 321, GNST 201, MATH 111, MGMT 316, PSYC 200, SOCY 201, STAT 100, STAT 200, STAT 225, or STAT 230.