2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences

(3 credits) (NWCore option under Quantitative Reasoning)
This course is designed to introduce topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in the sciences. We will study discrete and continuous distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, p-values, correlation, and simple linear regression. There will be three main sections in this course, examining descriptive statistics (the nature of data and how to summarize it), basic probability concepts (the mathematical study of uncertainty), and inferential statistics (making claims or decisions based on one or more sets of data).

Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT116QR, MAT117QR and MAT208QR.

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 510 or above), a passing score on the basic algebra placement exam, or permission of instructor.