MATH-145   Biostatistics

An introduction to the concepts and methods of probability and statistics for students in life science programs. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, experimental design, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, and correlation and regression. This course meets the mathematics requirement of the core curriculum. This course is an alternative to Mathematics 143 for students in certain life science programs. It is a required course for biology and public health majors and is open to others. No student may receive credit for both Mathematics 143 and 145.