Catalogue 2017 - 2018

MATH 121 Introductory Probability and Statistics

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Successful performance on Western New England University placement test.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the general theory of probability and statistics, designed to provide students with a working knowledge of ideas and tools of practical statistics, with an emphasis on applications to the pharmaceutical and biological sciences.  Aspects of data analysis that students will learn include presentation of data, measures of central tendency and spread, the normal distribution, correlation, and linear regression.  Topics for inferential statistics include confidence intervals, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), z-tests of proportions, and Chi square tests, as well as the relevant classical and conditional probability theory.



Notes

Credit for this course and BIS 220 or MATH 120 is not permissible.

Distribution

GUR/MR

Offered

fall and spring semesters

Fee