Many introductory statistics courses have similar sounding descriptions and cover similar content; the primary differences are generally the sophistication of the mathematics assumed or used within the course and examples that are selected for the target audience. The table below lists a summary of introductory courses offered by the department and the primary audience for the course. Please review thoroughly and feel free to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions regarding placement.
Students who are contemplating a major or minor in statistics should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
|Course Number||Math Requirement||Primary Audience|
|Algebra||Primary audience: Humanities and Social Science majors
Students fulfilling QR or major requirements
|STA 102 — Introductory Biostatistics||Algebra||
Primary audience: Pre-health students and Natural Science majors
|STA 110FS - Introductory Special Topics in Statistics||Light Calculus||
Primary audience: Students in Focus Program (topics vary by semester)
|STA 111 — Probability and Statistical Inference||Light Calculus||
Primary audience: Economics majors
|STA 199 - Intro to Data Science||No Calculus||
Primary audience: Statistics majors and minors as well as students interested in modern data science and computing. (If you are an intended StatSci major, start here!)
Primary audience: Statistics and Math majors and minors
|STA 611 — Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||Heavy Calculus||
Primary audience: Graduate students from many departments