Which Introductory Statistics Class is for Me?
Stat 105 is one way to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the University Core. The course covers the fundamental ideas of statistics without assuming a deep mathematical background.
- Prerequisite is Math 97 or equivalent.
- Stat 105 is offered Fall and Summer.
Stat 121 is the largest introductory statistics course at BYU, and one way to satisfy the Languages of Learning requirement of the University Core. It is required for many majors because it introduces students to the statistical methods they will see in research in their field. It is also one of the required courses in the Pre-Management Core.
- Before Fall 2010 this course was numbered Stat 221.
- Prerequisite is Math 110 or equivalent.
- We recommend students take Stat 121 their freshman or sophomore year to prepare them for research courses in their major and research experiences.
- Course is offered during the day (MWF), evening, at the Salt Lake Center, and through Independent Study.
- Regardless of where it is taken the course content is the same with common exams and homework.
- Credit is granted for students earning a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics Exam.
- Stat 121H is for students in the Honors Program.
Stat 151 is an introductory statistics course that presents Bayesian methods. The course covers standard topics taking the Bayesian view that subjectivity is inevitable in science. Students will learn how to effectively use this recognition in scientific inference. Stat 151 presents statistics as a means of integrating data into the scientific process and stresses data analysis and experimental design ideas. Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Mathematics majors should consider this course (which is also an elective for Statistics and Actuarial Science majors).
- Prerequisite is Math 112.
- Stat 151 is offered Fall and Spring.
Stat 201 is a calculus-based statistics course that emphasizes the analysis of randomized experiments. Students will demonstrate the ability to design an experiment, gather data, and communicate the results in a technical report. The course is required for Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Information Technology majors, and is an elective in several other research-oriented majors.
- Before Fall 2010 the required statistics course for many of these students would have been Stat 332.
- Prerequisite is Math 112 or Math 119 since students are expected to find derivatives and integrals of polynomials and exponential functions.
- We recommend students take Stat 201 their freshman or sophomore year after completing calculus.
Stat 511 is designed for graduate students outside statistics or undergraduates getting Ph.D. preparation for research disciplines. The course covers statistical methods for designed experiments and observational studies, and prepares students to work with the Center for Collaborative Research and Statistical Consulting on their graduate research.
- Prerequisite is an undergraduate introductory statistics course (Stat 121 at BYU).
- Graduate students who haven't taken a statistics course are advised to take Stat 121 prior to taking Stat 511.
- Fundamental statistics topics will be covered. This will be especially helpful if it has been a few years since taking a statistics course.
- Stat 511 is offered Fall and Winter.