Introductory Statistics for Life Sciences

Course description

This course provides an introduction to statistical methods used in biological and medical research and covers elementary probability theory, basic concepts of statistical inference, sampling theory, regression and correlation methods. The course will motivate statistical methods through data application and visualization instead of theory. The course does not have any pre-requisites in statistics, but students who have taken an Advanced Placement course in statistics or calculus will likely find the course easier. The course will be useful for students planning to attend medical school or to do graduate work in the life sciences.


One of the following 2 courses: (a) MATH 1325 (Applied Calculus), or (b) MATH 2312 (Precalculus). This course may not be used to satisfy degree requirements for mathematics, engineering, or computer science majors.

Fall 2020